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      Rocky Top Fountain Pen Review

      ESTERBROOK X ACCUTRON: THE COLLABORATION CONTINUES WITH NEW ESTIES, INCLUDING AN OVERSIZE!

      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.

      Rocky Top Fountain Pen Review

      Ten Pens that will stand out under your christmas tree

      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). 

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      THINKING OF GETTING A LUXURY FOUTAIN PEN? HERE ARE 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD

      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).

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      Confession: I was Penabled

      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

      Rocky Top Fountain Pen Review

      Rants of the Archer (@clemdionglay on Instagram): Bee Review

      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! 💪🏋️🐝

      Rocky Top Fountain Pen Review

      INKED HAPPINESS: Kenro Industries and the retelling of the Esterbrook Story!

      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.

      Rocky Top Fountain Pen Review

      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. 

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      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!

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      Howard Cunix's Review of Estie Sea Glass

      Upon opening the presentation case to view the Sea Glass fountain pen...The physical aspect immediately noticed is the glistening acrylic body--it is remarkably exquisite with its Sea Glass color combination

      JR Pen Review

      MACCHIATO MAN: JR PEN REVIEW


      The Paradise set pens are very vibrant and eye catching. They remind me a lot of what we in Australia would call lollies (sweets or candy elswhere).

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      RANTS OF THE ARCHER: ROCKY TOP FOUNTAIN PEN REVIEW  

      The Rocky Top barrel up close. Love the sparkle! The first time I saw this pen, I rubbed my fingers on the barrel to check if the diamond dust will fall off. It didn't. It won't.

      ANDREW LENSKY: (MODERN) ESTERBROOK JR POCKET PEN


      Andrew Lensky: (MODERN) ESTERBROOK JR POCKET PEN This fountain pen has a cylindrical shape from black acrylic with mother-of-pearl veins. Unlike the top model “Estie” this pen has flat tops. The filling system is a cartridge-converter…

      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…

      ESTERBROOK ESTIE LILAC OS BY THE PEN ADDICT

      Esterbrook Estie Lilac OS by Brad Dowdy While they may not look like your grandparents Esterbrook pens, Kenro did make sure that you could use your vintage Esterbrook nibs with these new pens by creating the MV Nib Adapter. It’s an add-on,…

      PENCIL CASE BLOG REVIEWS THE ESTIE HONEYCOMB

      REVIEW: ESTERBROOK ESTIE HONEYCOMB FOUNTAIN PEN Dries from The Pencil Case Blog Reviews the Estie The acrylic material is the show-stopper here, the Honeycomb finish is by far the best-looking colorway in their current line-up - at least…

      ESTERBROOK ESTIE BY ED JELLEY


      Esterbrook “Estie” Fountain Pen Review Esterbrook got their start back in 1858. They were one of the first and largest American manufacturers of dip pens. After half a century in the dip and fountain pen business, they achieved the feat…

      ESTIE HONEYCOMB BY ANA REINERT

      Esterbrook Estie Honeycomb (Medium Nib) I usually hate medium nibs. Both Bob and I have been picking up this pen and using it and commenting on how much we are enjoying it. That’s say A LOT. He usually writes with a fire hose and I usually…

      ESTERBROOK ESTIE REVIEW BY THE GENTLEMAN STATIONER

      Esterbrook Estie review by The Gentleman Stationer When Kenro first announced that they had acquired Esterbrook back in April, I suspected they would turn out something good, but the Estie far exceeded my expectations. Given the history…

      ESTIE LILAC SLIM BY ANA REINERT

      Esterbook Lilac Slim Estie The Lilac is a brilliant violet with a crushed resin look. I think the silver hardware looks great with the purple color. I think the color choices keep getting better with the Estie. The new Esterbrook Estie started…

      6 PEN NOOK BY GENTLEMAN STATIONER

      CLASSY CARRY: THE ESTERBROOK PEN NOOK SIX PEN CASE Joe Crace AKA The Gentleman Stationer reviews the Esterbrook 6 pen Nook Do I really need another pen case? That’s sort of like asking myself whether I really need another…

      ESTERBROOK PHAETON OVERVIEW


      Esterbrook Phaeton Overview Esterbrook’s new Phaeton 300R is a classic revival of the brands original Phaeton model released in 1964. The hooded nib fountain pen was all the rage during the 1960’s, and appear to be making a comeback…

      PAPER VOYAGER


      Paper Voyager Tina is a creative soul, visual creator and artist from Germany, passionate about visual storytelling as "The Paper Voyager“. As a "paper voyager“ Tina describes herself as a person who's thoughts and ideas travel…