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Japanese Nibs

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N113. Nikko G Nib
These nibs from Japan are hand cut, extremely smooth, and long lasting. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Great for Spencerian. Smooth writing with no burrs or scratchiness. Highly recommended by Michael Sull. Extremely popular with pointed pen men and women!



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N118. Zebra G Nib
Zebra Nib.

Similar to the popular Nikko G Nib, but a little more flexible and sharper. It will produce a finer hairline than the Nikko. Same sturdy quality. If you are using the Nikko G but would like to be able to write with thinner hairlines and thicker strokes, give these new nibs a try. Michael Sull still recommends the Nikko G nib as best for learning Spencerian, but this Zebra G Nib is a good one, too for Spencerian.

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http://www.johnnealbooks.com/product_help#Zebra

Just wanted to let you know about my experience with the ZEBRA G nibs: Santa was very generous to me this year and I got a dozen. I pulled the nibs out to play with this weekend and I have found my new love. I used the nib with Walnut Ink and the hairlines, so thin, so smooth, with a light touch and the nib skated effortlessly across the page. I really enjoyed working with this nib. If you haven't had the chance to try this nib out yet, it's worth the couple of bucks. I haven't tried any of my other inks but I will be doing that this week. So far, I'm loving these nibs. Don't know if they are workhorses yet - I only had them a few days. - Ilovepenmanship

I love them too. The nibs are great with the iron gall inks because the ink does not eat the nib as fast. Great hairlines and just enough flex for shades. Much thanks to John Neal for these!!! - Nan DeLuca



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N118-10PK. Zebra G Nibs -- 10 pack
Zebra Nibs -- Pack of 10

Zebra G Nib. Similar to the popular Nikko G Nib, but a little more flexible and and sharper. It will produce a finer hairline than the Nikko. Same sturdy quality. Michael Sull still recommends the Nikko G Nib as best for learning Spencerian, but this Zebra G Nib is a good one, too for Spencerian.



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N153. Zebra G Titanium Nib
N153. Zebra G Titanium Nib

This nib is currently out of stock. Orders of 5 or more are required for backorder, other wise they will be removed from the order. We expect the nibs to be in stock in early January 2018.

This nib is an upgrade from the Zebra G (steel) nib (N118), which is made of chrome-plated steel. The titanium version is said to have four times the endurance of the steel version.

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N137. Tachikawa G Nib
Tachikawa G Nib

A multi-use pen nib capable of drawing thin or thick lines depending on the amount of pressure. It is a great drawing nib. It is good for pointed pen scripts such as Spencerian and Copperplate. (Not as readily available as the Nikko G & Zebra G). Chrome-plated.



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N158. Zebra G Hard
N158. Zebra G Hard

Treated with a special boron coating, these nibs are made to be more durable than typical G nibs, perhaps writing twice as long before they need to be replaced. They are also stiffer than the regular Zebra G nibs and require a fair amount more pressure for shaded (swelled) strokes.

$3.50 each. 10/$3.00 each



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N136. Nikko Maru Nib
Nikko Maru Nib.

A crowquill nib with a tubular base, used for drawing detailed lines including eyes, hair, and wrinkles in clothing.



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N133. Nikko Saji-Chrome Nib
Nikko Saji-Chrome Nib

A large, bowl-shaped nib good for thicker strokes and overall drawing. Chrome-plated.



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N134. Nikko School Nib
Nikko School Nib.

A slightly softer pen point which produces bolder lines. Chrome-plated.



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N135. Nikko Nihon-Moji Nib
Nikko Nihon-Moji Nib.

A good nib for cartoon lettering. Flattened bowl. Chrome-plated.



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