Hiro / Leonardt #40 Nib (Blue Pumpkin Nib)

Item Code: N81
$0.75 $0.65
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N81. Plue Pumpkin Nib / Hiro / Leonardt #40 Nib

The Hiro #40 Nib (Blue Pumpkin) nib no longer has "Hiro" stamped on it; instead, it is now stamped "Leonardt."

One of our most popular nibs for Copperplate. Large, durable nib appropriate for writing at x-heights of 3/16" to 1/8". Hairlines are fine and uniform, upstrokes smooth.
Sometimes called Leonard Steno or Manuscript Steno.

The quality of this nib matches the low price. For a higher-quality version of this nib, see N90. Brause Steno Nib.

- Good for pointed pen scripts
- Made in England
- Blued Steel, rounded shape with cut-outs
- Stamped on nib:Steno [in script] / Leonardt / -- 40 -- / England
- Similar shape to Brause Steno Nib 361 (item code N90)

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May 26, 2012  |  By frederick
I have this nib, and I think its also called a steno-nib. Its a very nice nib and works well. Fine lines-thick flourishes. It does it well. Its a very spingy nib, and I like the feel. I like it better than my Hiro Crown nib. Its more consistant.