Hunt 56 Nib

Item Code: N86


N86. Hunt 56 Nib.

The Hunt 56 nib is useful for writing larger letters on smooth or textured papers. The nib is a steady and durable one making it a great nib for beginners. The Hunt 56 produces healthy swells of ink when firm and deliberate pressure is applied. Strong hairlines. Comparable to Gillott 404 in stiffness and width of hairlines.

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- Highly Recommended by Michael Sull for Spencerian Script for practice or finished work.
- Good for writing Spencerian Script on textured or rougher paper
- Made in USA
- Bronze-finish
- Stamped on Nib: Hunt / School / Round Pointed / USA / 56

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Extremely Scratchy
Mar 13, 2018  |  By Tyler Montbriand
This point has some qualities in its favor: It starts easily, is very durable, and holds a lot of ink. Alas, it is as gentle and smooth to write with as a toilet brush.

Hunt 56
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.

Quick to ship, helpful
Nov 25, 2021  |  By Ashley Pierce
John Neal is fabulous. Quick to ship. Always helpful when I call.