Hunt 101 Nib

Item Code: N77


Hunt 101 Imperial.

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.