Hunt 22 Nib (22B)

Item Code: N93


N93. Hunt 22 Extra Fine

A very popular and dependable bronze-finish nib that is great for Copperplate, Spencerian, and other pointed-pen scripts. The Hunt 22 has good flexibility -- not too flexible, not too stiff and can produce very thin hairlines and good swells. The nib works for x-heights of 3/16"-1/16". It has a sharp point but will work on slightly textured surfaces, though it will have a tendency to catch on upstrokes on those papers. Compared to the Gillott 303, the Hunt 22 point is less sharp, and it has more stiffness, so more pressure will be required to create thick shades (swells).

Hunt 22 is used by both beginners and professional scribes. HUNT EXTRA FINE 22 is stamped on the nib. The nib is sometimes called Hunt 22B. This nib is part of the JNB Pointed Nib Samplers (N154 and N117-1).

- Excellent for pointed pen scripts
- In JNB Pointed Nib Sampler (N154)
- Made in USA
- Brass-colored steel
- Stamped on nib: 22 / Hunt / Extra Fine / U.S. A.
- Also referred to as Hunt 22B

For more information about Hunt pointed nibs, click here.

Vintage Hunt 22 nibs (N93-V) are also available. When they were made, many decades ago, a higher quality of steel and craftmanship was employed in nib manufacture. They have similar characteristics, but are of a better quality.

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Hunt 22b
Nov 5, 2021  |  By John Neal
Joe Vitolo in his book Learn to Write Script in the Copperplate Style recommends this nib as "very serviceable" for Copperplate Script. For this script he writes: "The nib must have a sufficiently flexible point to allow for the formation of shaded down strokes by applying downward pressure to the pen. It should also be sharp enough to allow for fine hairlines to contrast the shades." Other modern nibs he recommends for Copperplate-style scripts are the Leonardt Principal, Gillott 303, Gillott 1068A, Hunt 22b, and Hunt 56.

Good for larger script
Nov 17, 2021  |  By Frances
This is my main nib when I need to write tall x-height script. It's flexibility means it can produce fine hairline and the thicker shades that are needed for larger letters. It is not as sharp as the Hunt 101, but it still is best on smoother papers.