Nikko G Nib

(13 reviews) Write a Review

Buy in bulk and save

Buy 36 - 143 $1.47 each
Buy 144 or above $1.40 each

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: She teaches a very popular, 8-week, live-taught online class, Modern Calligraphy 101.

View AllClose

13 Reviews

  • 5


    Posted by David Mantooth on Jan 25th 2024

    This nib is a pleasure. It writes with no problem for all-round use.

  • 5

    Nikko G

    Posted by Heather Heasley on Jul 5th 2023

    This is hands down my all-time favorite nib. Great quality and super fast shipping! 10/10!

  • 5

    Exceptionally Smooth Writing

    Posted by Joy Howard on Dec 10th 2021

    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.

  • 5

    Great Service

    Posted by Cynthia Peters on Nov 24th 2021

    My nib order came quickly and was packaged well. Great service.

  • 5

    Great for Beginners

    Posted by Rosemary on Nov 17th 2021

    I always recommend this nib for those just starting. The Nikko G is sturdy and has a medium flex that is perfect for beginners.

  • 5

    Nikko g nib

    Posted by Mike on Oct 10th 2021

    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.

  • 5

    One of the best for beginners

    Posted by Neil on Aug 24th 2021

    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.

  • 5


    Posted by Zoe on Aug 11th 2021

    As a beginner I love how responsive this nib is!

  • 5

    My first Nib

    Posted by Bev on Nov 20th 2016

    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.

  • 5

    Best for Drawing, Texture, Delicate

    Posted by Zach Kramer on Oct 21st 2015

    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.

View AllClose