N143. Leonardt G Nib.
A very nice nib. Medium flex, not too sharp. Nib has a nice spring for good shade-hairline transitions. Good for bigger script. Works both on envelopes with a slight texture and smooth paper. Nickel finish.
- Good nib for pointed pen scripts
- In JNB Pointed Nib Sampler (N154)
- Made in England
- Bright-finish steel
- Stamped on nib: G / Leonardt / England
- Large nib, similar to Nikko G, Zebra G, Tachikawa G
I purchased this nib individually because it didn’t come in the starter pack for people who are just getting into point pen writing. And I’m glad I did. It’s very similar to the Nikko G which comes highly recommended for copperplate calligraphy - but the tines are just a little bit looser which helps me because being a novice, I like to see as much distinction between my thin and thick lines as possible and that sort of that ribbon in effect which is and that’s hard to achieve when you just start - this nib helps this nib helps with that. Also, it has a nice plating on the outside, so I’m not finding that it rusts and discolors easily. The ink flows nicely down to the tip and it holds enough ink that I don’t run out quickly. I feel like it’s one that’s gonna last me for a while.
I never expected to be able to find a nib that would function well on ceramics. This particular nib has a wonderful flex to it, yet still allows for fine lines. So long as underglaze is at a good viscosity to make it more like ink, this nib can be used to write or draw fluidly on bisqueware.