Keen to continue their tradition of focusing on specialised nibs, Esterbrook have a Custom Nib Program, which is their way to highlight exceptional American nibmeisters. They’ve asked some of the most prominent and exceptional nibmeisters in their community to create nibs to be a part of Esterbrook’s storied legacy.
Journaler - The Journaler was Esterbrook’s first custom nib, created by Gena Salorino of the Custom Nib Studio in Los Angeles. The Journaler starts life as a medium nib, which is then ground to a stub. The idea is that it’s smooth and friendly enough for everyday use, and gives your writing some flair, without being too large for practical writing.
Scribe - The Scribe nib is ground by New York based nibmeister, Josh Lax.It starts out as a broad nib, and is Josh’s take on an architect nib. The Scribe nib is designed to give the writer the flexibility of broad downstrokes and fine horizontal strokes, and can also be used in reverse for additional variation.
Needlepoint - The Needlepoint is ground from a fine nib, and is the creation of Colorado-based nibmeister Kirk Speer of Pen Realm.A super-fine nib that's perfect for Japanese scripts like Kanji and Hiragana, as well as for detailed note-taking, the Needlepoint should be in anyone's artillery who thinks even an extra-fine could be finer. But it's perfect for everyday pen users, too! The Needlepoint gives a very precise line good for writing small in tight spaces like the margins of books or maximising the use of a notebook. It can also be very good for artists and sketching, The nib does not grab or tear paper, but writes very smoothly.
Esterbrook Custom Nibs are only available as part of a whole pen, not as a nib to be purchased separately.
You can find Custom Nibs on most of the Esterbrook range. Just browse to the pen you want, and use the nib-size drop down menu to choose the nib you want.
If you can't find the one you want, please ask us as, stock-permitting, we can swap nibs around between pens to make what you need.