About This Product
This Esterbrook #048 Falcon nib is a flexible, medium-width pointed dip pen. It can go from hairlines to thick calligraphic strokes with ease, and it writes smoothly. It was manufactured by R. Esterbrook and Co., America's first pen company, in the early 20th century. The Falcon, a versatile writer, was Esterbrook's best-selling model. 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.