Modern Flourishes from an ‘Old’ Brand

Since 1858, the Esterbrook brand has featured fountain pens. You’d think after 160 years they’d produce a pretty fine pen! They do. The Tortoise Estie features a flexible steel nib which impresses whether extra fine, fine or medium. Fed through either a cartridge or converter, your Esterbrook Estie, will write like it has a century and a half of experience. 

The fountain pen body is a typical size and weight. The Tortoise resin is striking. Hand-finished to a gleaming shine, you’ll admire your purchase with every stroke. The pen does post the cap on the body for those who like a top heavy writer. The trim is a gold tone. The Esterbrook ‘Cushion Cap Closure’ is just a push and single twist. It’s designed to securely seal the nib to ensure a wet point.

Esterbrook Estie Fountain Pen Tortoise

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Regular Price: $195.00

Sale Price $156.00

  • Overall Size - 5.9 in. x .6 in. (149mm x 15mm)
  • Body - 5 in. x .5 in. (127mm x 13mm)
  • Cap - 2.8 in. x .6 in. (70mm x 15mm)
  • Weight - 24 g
  • Composition - Hand-made European grade acrylic resin
  • Appointments - Silver tone
  • Nib - Stainless steel 
  • Ink - Bottled ink converter is included
  • Engraving - The resin of this pen is engraved and then filled with a gold color to match the appointments.

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  • 7/19/2020

    Excellent pen, does not dry up

    This Esterbrook Estie Evergreen, is a beauty. I may not use some of my fountain pens weekly, or monthly, this pen does not dry up like most others, and does not have a dry start. Unfortunately I do not know what ink brand I use as there is no name on the bottle. But other pens with the same ink dries up much faster. When putting the cap back on it feels like the tip goes in to something soft. Well done Easterbrook Estie, highly recommended!

  • 2/20/2019

    A superb choice--for yourself or as a gift

    My new Esterbrook “Estie” Tortoise fountain pen arrived the other day from Colorado Pen, and I couldn’t be more pleased with it.

    Its “tortoise shell” body is strikingly beautiful, and reminiscent of an aristocratic masterpiece from the 1930s (which is why I chose it). And since it’s hand-polished acrylic resin, I enjoy it with a clear conscience: No poor tortoise lost his shell to produce it!

    The gold-plated nib, bands, and clip gleam. The CP Charoite Blue bottled ink I’ve filled it with, using the (included) converter, flows richly onto the paper, as smooth as silk, with never a skip or a “dry start.”

    I own and use other fountain pens, ranging from $25 to $500; but none surpasses the beauty and performance of this one. As a luxurious, first-class writing instrument for yourself, or as a stunningly impressive gift for a deserving recipient who appreciates fine things, you won’t go wrong with this Esterbrook Estie!