Rising along the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, Thunderhead Mountain is crossed by the Appalachian Trail. On the western part of the summit, is the Rocky Top knob, a popular hiking destination and the inspiration for our newest Estie.
Tennessee orange daisies dot the landscape and the striations of the rocks glisten in stripes of gold, silver and orange ochres. These are the colors and textures that find their way into this limited edition Estie offering.
If you listen closely, the mountains and the trail also have stories to tell. This is a place of the rich folk tales and the sounds of folk music, the roots and melodies of which ultimately gave birth to country music, the soundtrack of Tennessee.
Want to talk true Tennessee pride? Look no further than the University of Tennessee’s beloved orange, chosen at the turn of the 19th century as the school’s official color and so specific that it has been assigned its own Pantone color.
Between the landscape and these treasured traditions, it’s fair to say that the colors of this place are a slice of Americana, just like the history of Esterbrook and the Estie itself.
It is only fitting that the special edition Estie Rocky Top is made using an exclusive Diamondcast material from McKenzie Penworks based on the Tennessean family home of Callie McKenzie. Rich swirls of Tennessee orange, silver, gold and white are layered and blended to catch the light and offer the depth of color that this material is known for.
The colors are a celebration of one of the most scenic sights in the American south, rich with the sites, history and music of the land. The pen is a manifestation of all of those things and the new stories and music it might write.
Available in traditional fountain size, Oversize fountain, and rollerball. All trim and appointments are gold plated and standard nib sizes apply, including EF, Fine, Medium, Broad, 1.1 Stub and the Custom Journaler ($50 up charge).
- Comfortably balanced fountain pen in a complete range of points for the way you write.
- Cushion cap closure provides a secondary seal to ensure a wet point.
- Ink is filled by a cartridge of ink or a converter, which acts like a syringe to draw ink from a bottle.
- Measurements: 5.9″ Closed, 5″ Open, 6.7″ Posted.
- Sold separately, the Esterbrook MV Adaptor with Vintage Nib gives you a vintage nib experience with the modern Esterbrook pen. You can fit any vintage Esterbrook nib unit into this adaptor, and use it with your Estie fountain pen. (MV Adaptor is also available without a nib).
Journaler Nib: The Esterbrook Custom Nib Program is our way to highlight exceptional American nibmeisters and we’ve asked some of the most prominent and exceptional nibmeisters in our community to create nibs to be a part of Esterbrook’s storied legacy.
Gena Salorino of the Custom Nib Studio in Los Angeles has created the first edition. An apprentice to nibmeister John Mottishaw of Nibs.com for nearly four years, Gena’s nib work is derived from his style, but as she’s established Custom Nib Studio, her signature nibs have become well-known in the marketplace for her own trademark style and beautiful handmade quality.
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”. Available for the Standard and Oversized Estie’s as well as the new Camden, Gena’s custom nib has an MSRP of $50. This nib will replace your standard nib. Meaning, your pen will come with just this nib and not as a second nib unit.