Not your father’s Esterbrook
My first exposure to Esterbrook pens was in the late 70s when my parents pulled some old pens out of their dresser drawer. It was the beginning of my love for fountain pens, using them throughout the rest of my schooling. A particular Esterbrook was my favorite, a marbled green beauty. While it was cool to look at, it was really nothing fancy otherwise, an economical utilitarian pen.
Not so with these new Esties. While still a treat for the eyes, these are high-quality pens made with quality materials. My other-half teases me about always using my “fancy pen,” but when I gave this Honeycomb Estie to her for Christmas, the teasing stopped once she inked it and began writing with it. It really is a stunning pen, and I may need to get one for myself.