For a complete listing of our pointed nibs suitable for Copperplate lettering, please click on the Pointed Pen category on the left. Also, please see the Oblique Holders category on the left for a selection of holders for Copperplate.
N120. Leonardt Principal EF Nib N120.EF Principal Nib
You can now purchase a modern nib that is equal to the best of the vintage nibs. Brian Walker, a respected pointed pen enthusiast, has worked with a pen manufacturer to duplicate the quality and performance of the legendary Gillott No 1 Principality. The new nib has received rave reviews for both Copperplate and Spencerian. It’s flexible and responsive and gives fine hairlines, but is smooth-writing and catches the paper less.
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!
N70. Brause 66EF Nib Very flexible. Will give thick down strokes and fine thins. One of our most popular nibs for copperplate. Nibs are of consistent manufacture. Also called Arrow Nib.
Quantity price at 10 and 50.
Purchase TAB2.4 & BL6.2 for articles that discuss the characteristics in detail of the various pointed nibs. $8.50 each.
Very smooth writing with easy upstrokes and easy to control swells. For small (but not tiny) writing, with hairlines a bit thicker than most. Holds up well on textured paper. Give this nib a try. Bright "silver".
These small wide mouthed glass containers with relatively heavy bases are ideal for holding gesso, ink or gouache.
Peter Thornton used a dampen dish to reconstitute prepared gesso in a gilding workshop that John attended. He put a piece of prepared gesso in one of these small shot glasses, added drops of water, and got the gesso to the correct consistency. He then applied the gesso to his quill or pen from the dappen dish.