Vintage #284 Blackstone stub nib
This Esterbrook #284 Blackstone nib is a very broad stub dip pen nib, with a flat writing surface that creates lines similar to a modern chisel tip marker. It was manufactured by R. Esterbrook and Co., America's first pen company, in the early 20th century. All our vintage nibs are carefully checked for rust spots and bent metal, so you can be confident that it'll work like new.
Please note: almost all pen nibs, new and vintage, are coated with a varnish that needs to be removed before use. Otherwise the ink won't stick to the nib properly and you'll mess up your paper. To remove the varnish, just dip the pen in ink and wipe it off, then repeat once or twice.