Gillott

Gillott 303 Nib

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SKU:
N72
MPN:
35705

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N72. Gillott 303 Pointed Nib. A popular nib for Copperplate. Good flexibility - not too stiff, not too flexible. Very thin hairlines and good swells. Works for scripts 3/16-1/16". Sharp point but will…

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N72. Gillott 303 Pointed Nib.

A popular nib for Copperplate. Good flexibility - not too stiff, not too flexible. Very thin hairlines and good swells. Works for scripts 3/16-1/16". Sharp point but will work on slightly textured surfaces. Tends to catch on upstrokes. Prior to 2016, the nib had spotty quality control, but the manufacturer has re-worked the process and nibs are better and more consistent. The Gillott 303 (and Gillott 404) are recommended by Eleanor Winters in her book Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy -- though she now thinks the Nikko G is a better nib for beginners.

Manufacture of metal Gillott pen nibs began in 1827, in Birmingham, England, by a company founded by Joseph Gillott. Gillott nibs are still made in the UK. - Excellent nib for pointed pen scripts - For intermediate and advanced scribes - Very flexible, gives fine thins and thick swells - Sharp point can catch on up strokes, best on smooth paper - In JNB Pointed Nib Sampler (N154) - Made in England - Blue-finish steel - Stamped on nib: 303 / Joseph Gillott's / Extra Fine / England

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11 Reviews

  • 4
    Excellent Nib - quality control could be better

    Posted by Salman Khattak on Jul 23rd 2013

    These are excellent nibs when you get a good one. Every once in a while you run into one that is rather temperamental on the upstrokes but the good ones are just superb.Not a beginner's nib but those with a light touch would fall in love with the good ones.

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