Esterbrook Estie Oversized Sparkle is a cooperation with two American brands: Esterbrook e McKenzie Penworks. Taking knowledge and advice from his mother, a GIA certified gemologist, and conducting his own research and experimentation, Tim figured out the precise size diamond particles needed to be to allow his pen material to be machined effectively without losing the intense sparkle of the precious gems.
Using reclaimed diamond particles from diamond cutters, McKenzie takes what would be wasted and instead, upcycles it and makes it into a material that shines and glimmers with light in each move of the resulting pen. Now patent pending, McKenzie’s Diamondcast material has made a big impression and enchanted custom pen makers all over the globe.
And which model is better than an Esterbrook Estie Overized for this material?
Clean and vintage-inspired design with a ringless cap and without any metallic parts. Esterbrook Estie is a comfortable and well balanced fountain pen with a cushion cap closure that provides a secondary seal to ensure a wet point.
Garnet is the red Diamondcast resin with gold trim.
Now you can also choose "Journaler" nib size, a particular nib hand worked by Gena Salorino, an american nib master. In her own words, the custom nib Gena is grinding for Esterbrook is a “medium stub grind, based on the vintage Esterbrook 9314M nib. The idea is that it’s smooth and friendly enough for everyday use, gives your writing some flair, all without being too huge for practical writing”.