Esterbrook Abraham Lincoln LE Fountain Pensearch

Esterbrook Abraham Lincoln LE Fountain Pen

Esterbrook Abraham Lincoln LE Fountain Pen

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Where is this pen made? If it is made in the US = Yes, but if it is made in China = No.
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Hi, I didn't mean to be cynical. I just wanted to clarify where this pen is made. Don't get me wrong, there are awesome pens that made in China but in this case I wouldn't pay $300+ for it. There are better China made pens out there that cost much less and with great quality, so buyers beware!
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schoi604
Judging by the overall design of the pen, it bears similarities to those made by grifos, so perhaps Italy? Knowing the history behind the new Esterbrook though, I’m personally gonna pass on this one. That, and it’s a lot of money for a steel nib.
I am shocked this actually got three buyers. I need to get into the pen making business...
Massdrop If you wanted to sell the new revived Esterbrook with something like a package deal for the Estie with a MV adaptor included I would jump on it but this is just well a terrible deal.
Please don't do this Massdrop.
I’m also a little annoyed with massdrop on their nib description—“18k gold plated German made iridium nib” ... cmon md. You know better—you’re just trying to capture some novices with too much money to spend, and you should know full well that ANY FP enthusiast is going to see right thru that description.
My immediate inclinations skewed towards appreciation for all the toiling away to capture the reserved , unassuming, and humble nature of the 16th president of these united states. Truly a testament to the man himself. Not to be a pushover for its distinguished aesthetics, I went looking for reviews and price comparisons. The fruits of my exhaustive 5-minute search were less than exuberant. Specifically, commentary in this thread from Fountain Pen Network lays bare multiple criticisms of the effort from several esteemed contributors. To be fair, it seemed no one in the thread had actually purchased or even held the pen, however their disdain seemed to stem from a familiarity with the company, pictures, descriptions, and general fountain pen knowledge. Ultimately, I think it would be fair to summarize, this pen was viewed as a hard pass. One attribute particularly poorly received was the quality of the Lincoln likeness on the cap. It appears that this was intentional as it was replicated from the image of Lincoln in the original 1866 advertisement for the original Esterbrook Lincoln commemorative pen. Appreciation of that fact remains in the eye of the beholder. Pricing: Fountain Pen Hospital: $639.00
Amazon: $795.00

TomaCzar
Good lord, how can they possibly justify THAT price?? With a steel nib!
Shamefully overpriced and one of the ugliest pens I've seen on MD--and MD knows a thing or two about ugly pens!
Beware Esterbrook. Kenro owns them now, but previously it was reported that someone had purchased the brand who was less-than-scrupulous. I myself was taken in by their practice of rebranding and then marking up very inexpensive pens—Fahrney s sold me a Kanwrite Desire for $70 (a roughly $20 Indian pen) that had been rebranded as an Esterbrook. Not a bad pen, but not worth $70. I’m willing to bet this one isn’t worth anywhere NEAR the drop price. Plus, it’s ugly. Beware.
writerstephen
Wasn't Yafa involved at one point? I dislike that company with a passion.
katerchen
I don’t THINK Yafa ever owned Esterbrook, but I could be mistaken.
Looks like a nice pen, but the lack of a gold nib kills it for me. Caveat Emptor.
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