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1. About Esterbrook
In 1858 Esterbrook Pens was established by Richard Esterbrook, who was once one of America’s largest pen manufacturers but by 1971, they had gone out of business.
In 2014 the rights to the Easterbrook brand name were bought by a company called Harpen Brand Holdings, which started to manufacture a range of Esterbrook-branded pens.
Then in 2018, Kenro Industries bought Esterbrook, the current owner of the Esterbrook brand.
2. Esterbrook Ballpoint Pen Refills
Esterbrook ballpoint pen refills are a Parker Style G2 refill which is a standard size.
Check out our Ultimate Guide to Parker Style G2 Pen Refills where there are over 35 different Parker style G2 refills.
3. Esterbrook Rollerball Pen Refills
Esterbrook Rollerball pen refills are standard Euro format refills with a medium 0.7mm tip and black ink.
Check out our Ultimate Guide to Euro Format Refills for more information about this type of refill.
Most of the leading manufacturers use a Schmidt 5888 Safety Ceramic Roller Refill.
Schmidt 5888 Refills are available in the following colors and sizes.
- Schmidt Safety Ceramic Roller Refill 5888 F – black, blue, red, or green ink
- Schmidt Safety Ceramic Roller Refill 5888 M – black, blue, red, green, magenta, turquoise, violet, light green, pink, and orange
- Schmidt Safety Ceramic Roller Refill 5888 B – black or blue ink
Schmidt also makes a cheaper version with a plastic barrel, the Schmidt 888 F, M, B refill.
Esterbrook Fountain Pen Refills
4. Esterbrook Fountain Pen Refills
Esterbrook fountain pens use short international standard-size ink cartridges. These are supplied in packs of 12 with black or blue ink.
Esterbrook fountain pen ink is supplied in 50ml bottles, with nine colors available.
- Cobalt Blue
- Shimmer Aqua
- Shimmer Lilac
- Shimmer Tangerine
If you have a pen from a different manufacturer, check out Pen Brands Refill Guides, where there is a complete list of our in-depth refill guides for each manufacturer.
For more information about the different types of pen refills, check out our Ultimate Pen Refill Guide.