Nikko G Nib

Item Code: N113
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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 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
- Chrome steel
- Sturdy and long-lasting
- Because of its larger size, it holds a good amount of ink. You don't have to dip as often
- 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: She teaches a very popular, 8-week, live-taught online class, Modern Calligraphy 101.

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Nikko G Nob
Aug 5, 2012  |  By Robert Harrison
As a beginner with fine point, I declare this nib as a phenom--and nothing short of it. It is an immensely smooth nib in any direction--especially those upward strokes. Also, it has a wide tine spread. I shall be purchasing more.

great all-round nib
Jan 9, 2013  |  By Callum
this is a wonderful nib to use, smooth writting in ANY direction and makes perfect hairlines . has a nice spread with a good flex. Great for beginners.

Great nib.
Mar 18, 2013  |  By Samuel Walter
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.

Best for Drawing, Texture, Delicate
Oct 21, 2015  |  By Zach Kramer
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.

My first Nib
Nov 20, 2016  |  By Bev
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.

Aug 11, 2021  |  By Zoe
As a beginner I love how responsive this nib is!

One of the best for beginners
Aug 24, 2021  |  By Neil
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.

Nikko g nib
Oct 10, 2021  |  By Mike
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.

Great for Beginners
Nov 17, 2021  |  By Rosemary
I always recommend this nib for those just starting. The Nikko G is sturdy and has a medium flex that is perfect for beginners.

Great Service
Nov 24, 2021  |  By Cynthia Peters
My nib order came quickly and was packaged well. Great service.

Exceptionally Smooth Writing
Dec 10, 2021  |  By Joy Howard
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.