Hiro Crown Nib (#41)

Item Code: N82
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N82. Hiro Crown Nib.

Large, durable nib appropriate for writing at x-heights of 3/16" to 1/8". Thicker hairlines than the Hiro #40, but is exceptionally smooth gliding. Moderately thick swells.

- Good nib for pointed pen scripts
- Smooth writing nib, even on heavily textured papers.
- Rarely catches on up strokes
- Made in England
- Brass-finish steel
- Stamped on nib: Hiro / Leonardt / No. 41 / England

Shinah of Crooked Calligraphy notes that the Leonard Hiro 41 is "a low-contrast nib that can add a little funk to your usual calligraphy style." The nib is "springy, but not flexible." While "the shape and thinness of the nib will add some 'springiness' to your calligraphy," the "hairlines aren't super thin, and you don't get very thick downstrokes." Shinah discusses in more detail her five favorite nibs (Nikko G, Brause Steno, Brause 66EF, Leonard Hiro 41, and Hunt 101) here:  https://www.crookedcalligraphy.com/blog/choosing-calligraphy-nibs. She teaches a very popular, 8-week, live-taught online class, Modern Calligraphy 101.

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May 25, 2012  |  By Randy Frederick
This nib is a great performer. I was amazed at the swells, and the smoothness. If you get this nib, I dont think you'll be disapointed. Its great for fine lines or very bold flourishes. Its named the crown, and I think rightly so.

great nib
May 26, 2012  |  By randy frederick
This may sound a little "crazy" but i have discovered, if you leave a small amount of ink to dry on these nibs the take hold and lay down ink better without dumping it so much.

Feb 25, 2016  |  By Jason
I used this pen to draw a nautical scene on rough cold pressed watercolor paper. it laughed at the rough surface and was wonderful and smooth to use.

Very Smooth
Mar 7, 2018  |  By Tyler Montbriand
It's a smooth enough writer it'd be nice for general writing, if only it held a little more ink.