What People are Saying
By now, the Esterbrook Pen Company has introduced a number of Estie pen models in two sizes (regular, oversize) and various materials. In November 2021, Esterbrook delighted fountain pen lovers and fans with the release of their first limited edition pink fountain pen called Pink Sands. The all-pink fountain pen is inspired by the pink beaches in Greece, Indonesia, and the Bahamas, and it is a gorgeous coral pink with the proprietary all-pink nib designed in collaboration with Hinze Pen Co.
I don’t know about you, but the holidays seem to be approaching much faster this year. Perhaps it has something to do with now being vaccinated, so I am antsy to travel. Perhaps it is simply something to look forward to in the doldrums of winter. In any case, Hanukkah is this week and Christmas is a month away. And if you are a procrastinator (like me), then this may be a bit of a scary thought. Luckily for you, I’ve put together a list of ten brands that would make excellent gifts this month. Each of these brands have a certain cachet that’s fit for a corporate gift or a girlfriend (and maybe something for yourself, too).
Before I understood that luxury pens existed, I was constantly trying to find a pen that would work for my specific needs. I was like Goldilocks and the local office supply store was the bears’ house. I would grab a pen and think, “No, this one is too small.” I’d grab another, “No, this one is too thick.” Ultimately, I would get frustrated, buy one that was on sale, and hope it would work. It never did. Instead, I spent years writing with Sharpies, felt tip markers, Bics, and even the occasional mechanical pencil. I had this almost Platonic ideal of what a pen should be and somehow it was simply not within my grasp (pun intended).
The pen industry has a term for phenomenon when one is persuaded to buy that pen or this nib. “You have to get it!” the chorus of Instagram comments say. “What’s one more?” “That’ll look great with your collection!” You’ve most likely seen this happen, or perhaps it’s happened to you, too. It’s known as “penabling”. While this is a common quirk among the pen community, I have seen first-hand how it can grow into a global movement. I
Many of you have seen this Bee in my recent posts. This little brass bee is the Esterbrook Bee Page Holder, the latest desk accessory from the Esterbrook Pen Company. This Bee not only holds my TN's pages while I write but is also an inspiration. Bees are curious and very hard working! 💪🏋️🐝
When we last looked at the collaboration between American “heritage” brands Esterbrook and Accutron, it was limited to a special edition Esterbrook Camden fountain pen in a gorgeous green shade. Recently, Esterbrook and Accutron have followed up with two new limited edition Estie fountain pens in green and gold DiamondCast material, in both standard and oversized versions. All feature details such as the Accutron “tuning fork” logo on the cap and nib that set these pens apart from the standard Esterbrook lineup.
Kenro Industry’s key man – Bryan Hulser is a legend in the contemporary world of writing instruments. Not only is he the ultimate sales person capable of highlighting the USP of a brand to an extent that it reaches the must-have state of being, but is also capable of recounting the yarns that create the narrative – the aura around a brand that helps it make the transition to the next level. Here in an exclusive with Inked Happiness, he talks about Kenro Industries and its plans about the iconic brand Esterbrook.
MACCHIATO MAN: ESTERBROOK INK REVIEW
Recently, Esterbrook released their initial set of inks. This set of nine inks I have split into two overview posts this first post has a rather traditional set of inks; they have a vintage feel and wouldn't be out of place in a vintage Esterbrook lineup. This first part has Cobalt Blue, Ebony, Evergreen, and Scarlet.
RANTS OF THE ARCHER (@clemdionglay on instagram): Patience Review
Our friends at Esterbrook have given our pens a new pal! Everyone, meet Patience, the Tortoise Pen Holder from Esterbrook Pen Company!
Patience is the newest addition to Esterbrook's desk accessories collection. It's your new desk buddy, friend, and confidant. Oh, and most importantly, a pen rest!
FORBES – ESTERBROOK JR: A BLAST FROM THE PAST FOR CONTEMPORARY TASTES BY NANCY OLSEN
Esterbrook JR: A Blast From The Past For Contemporary Tastes by Nancy Olsen “The ergonomic gripping section insures optimal writing comfort, and the threaded cap is another notable feature. The cap crown is decorated with an eternity symbol,…
DRIES OF THE PENCIL CASE BLOG REVIEWS THE ESTERBROOK SPARKLE
Dries of The Pencil Case Blog reviews the Esterbrook Sparkle "What's also striking, is the size of the Estie Oversized! I probably should've seen that coming, since the regular model is already pretty much an oversized pen. But I was still…