Nikko G Nib
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N113. Nikko G Nib. These nibs from Japan are hand cut, extremely smooth, and long-lasting. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Great for Spencerian. Smooth writing with no burrs or scratchi…Read More
N113. Nikko G Nib.
These nibs from Japan are hand cut, extremely smooth, and long-lasting. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Great for Spencerian. Smooth writing with no burrs or scratchiness. Highly recommended by Michael Sull.
- Great nib for pointed pen scripts
- Excellent for beginners
- In JNB Pointed Nib Sampler (N154)
- Made in Japan - originally developed for manga, Japanese comic illustration
- Hand inspected prior to packing
- Chrome steel
- Stamped on nib: G / NIKKOPEN / Nikko / Made in Japan
- Michael Sull's favorite pen nib for Spencerian - Recomended by Eleanor Winters as a first nib for Copperplate
- Writes very smoothly - Does well on less smooth surfaces, but thick/thin contrast is limited.
For Shinah of Crooked Calligraphy, the Nikko G is her "FAVORITE overall, general-use nib." The nib is "sturdy" and "won't break or warp under high pressure," and its tip "is not too sharp, so it won't catch on the paper too much." Shinah discusses in more detail her five favorite nibs (Nikko G, Brause Steno, Brause 66EF, Leonard Hiro 41, and Hunt 101) here: https://www.crookedcalligraphy.com/blog/choosing-calligraphy-nibs. She teaches a very popular, 8-week, live-taught online class, Modern Calligraphy 101.
This is hands down my all-time favorite nib. Great quality and super fast shipping! 10/10!
This nib is exceptionally smooth writing, and I don't have any problems with snagging on the upstrokes. It holds a lot of ink and the tip is very durable and remains in good shape longer than most other nibs--much longer than some. If you are new to modern calligraphy, the Nikko G is a great nib for beginners.
My nib order came quickly and was packaged well. Great service.
I always recommend this nib for those just starting. The Nikko G is sturdy and has a medium flex that is perfect for beginners.
The Nikko G is a very reliable nib. It is more durable than the more flexible nibs like the Gillott 303 or Leonard Principal nibs. I like the consistent results I get from it. It always behaves the same until it eventually wears out, like all pointed nibs, and I replace it with a new one.
Nikko G, Zebra G, and Tachikawa G are all fairly stiff nibs and are excellent for beginners, who often have a heavy hand. These G nibs hold up to pressure and have a smooth, non-catching upstroke. Those new to pointed-pen scripts can focus on letterforms. Extra fine hairlines and thick downstrokes can come later.
As a beginner I love how responsive this nib is!
I'm so glad I had listened to others stating that the Nikko G is great for beginners. I find it writes unbelievable thin lines and just enjoy practicing with it.
I like this nib because it is capable of creating extremely thin lines. Compared to the Zebra G it produces much thinner hairlines. Excellent for drawing fur and hair textures. For writing, I don't feel that the thinness of the Nikko G is necessary, the Zebra G will produce a more uniform line at it's thinnest. The Nikko G gets so thin that I can sketch very lightly before laying down my final lines, and if I do a water wash over the original sketch lines, they just dissolve completely (using water soluble ink). I ordered 3 different G nibs and the Nikko G was the only one that worked right away without needing broken in or cleaned.
This nib works perfectly for fast informal writing as it almost never catches on the paper. It also has a nice amount of flex. However, it does not work nearly as well for formal writing.