Hunt 101 Nib

Item Code: N77


N77. Hunt 101 Imperial Nib.

A very steady and durable nib, the Hunt 101 is a great choice for projects that require larger writing with x-heights above 1/4". It can be used on most paper surfaces, though it can have a tendency to catch on the upstroke when used on a rougher surface. The Hunt 101 requires firm and deliberate pressure to open swells, while its strength and steadiness makes it an ideal selection for student practice. Bronze finish.

- Excellent for pointed pen scripts
- Michael Sull: " Fairly sharp point. Very flexible. Excellent."
- Good thick/thin contrast
- In JNB Pointed Nib Sampler (N154)
- Made in USA
- Bronze-finish steel
- Stamped on nib: 101 / Hunt / Imperial / U.S. A.

Shinah of Crooked Calligraphy notes that the Hunt Imperial 101 nib is "a super flexible nib with a very sharp point best suited for advanced calligraphers," and "because of its flexibility and sharp point" she finds this nib is "great for delicate styles that require a lot of control and precision, like Copperplate." Shinah discusses in more detail her five favorite nibs (Nikko G, Brause Steno, Brause 66EF, Leonard Hiro 41, and Hunt 101) here: She teaches a very popular, 8-week, live-taught online class, Modern Calligraphy 101.

For more information about Hunt pointed nibs, click here.

Made in the USA in Statesville, North Carolina.

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I like it
Mar 17, 2012  |  By Marty
I'm new to writing with pointed nibs and still working through some beginner problems, but I have found this nib to be one of the favorites out of my small collection. This is my "learning" pen and it's taught me a lot so far.

Great service
Aug 21, 2018  |  By luisito miclat
I will comment about the actual nib when I get it but let me tell you that the people who work here are awesome. If you guys are reading this, thanks haha xD

Hunt 10, Brause 66ef, Nikko G
Oct 10, 2021  |  By Martha
I love the Hunt 101 and the Brause 66EF. They are more flexible than the Nikko G ... which was too stiff for me. If you are used to the amount of pressure needed for the Nikko G, Zebra G, or Tachikawa G nibs, you will need to lighten your touch ... a lot... with the Hunt 101.

Super lush thicks and delicate thins
Nov 3, 2021  |  By Erica
The Hunt 101 nib is fun waiting to happen! Super-lush thicks and delicate thins can be had by the controlled hand. It is a bit scratchy, but it is a good nib for you to learn control, cut loose, and flourish away. Just be gentle, and as you learn to use it be prepared for the occasional splat.

Love it
Nov 10, 2021  |  By Angela
I love the Hunt 101. I get the best results with it when I use Coliro paints.

my first nib
Nov 14, 2021  |  By E. J. O'keefe
The Hunt 101 was my first nib for pointed pen calligraphy--it was one of the few nibs at my local art supply store. I'm happy now that it was my first nib instead of Nikko G or Zebra G--because I learned pressure control early on--though I recall it was a slow process. The G nibs were not available then.

Arrived so quick
Nov 24, 2021  |  By Nancy McNeil
I ordered 5 different nibs and the package was shipped the same day!

Easy to deal with
Nov 25, 2021  |  By Madison Gray
Unlike so many other places, when you call John Neal during business hours a person answers the phone--right away!

Favorite Nibs
Jan 27, 2022  |  By BJ
My top three nibs are Hunt 101, Hunt 22 , and Leonardt Principal EF

Feb 21, 2022  |  By Johanne Duguay
Love the many items I can find on this site. They're fast and the products are always great. Thank you.

Feb 21, 2022  |  By Johanne Duguay
Love the many items I can find on this site. They are fast to ship and the products are always great. Thank you.

Best ever!
Nov 21, 2022  |  By Helga Sheppard
Always my go-to nib. Love the contrast between hairlines and swells, holds a decent amount of ink, suitable for a wide range of x-heights (for very small 3mm I prefer the Gillott 303), perfect flex, doesn't catch on most paper, can be used with slightly textured paper.