Esterbrook 331

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Esterbrook 331
Manufacturer Esterbrook
Nib No. 331
Descr. Scratch Knife
Tip N/A
Markings Exterior
Mark 1 lateral L 331
Mark 2 R.ESTERBROOK & CO.
Mark 3 SCRATCH KNIFE
Mark 4 MADE IN U.S.A.
Esterbrook 331 - top view, with ruler

Described in contemporary advertising (1938 Esterbrook Catalog) as: "Razor sharp for retouching, erasing and cutting. Fits into all penholders. Of invaluable aid to the user of fine line pens. Gray finish"

The Esterbrook Project describes this nib as a straight body with a trowel-shaped head and pinched waist. Gray. ... The scratch knife was the original eraser. It was used to scrape ink off vellum (animal skin) to correct mistakes.

Versions

There are no additional versions of the Esterbrook #331 Scratch Knife in the Chappy's Nibs collection, as pictured below (gray-finish).

Photos

Click any image for a full-resolution photo: 2200 x 640. The image with the ruler is 2300 x 1196.

Esterbrook 331 - top view
Esterbrook 331 - side view, upper
Esterbrook 331 - side view, lower

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