Zebra G Fountain Pen (Titanium Nib)

Item Code: FP154


FP154. Zebra G Fountain Pen (Titanium Nib)

Choose: Aqua, Black, Firefighter Red (Dark Red), Orange (Vermilion), or Royal Blue.

Overtightening cap can cause damage to nib.

This fountain pen uses a Zebra G Titanium nib, allowing you to write pointed pen scripts without needing to continually dip into ink! Instead, you fill the pen with bottled fountain pen ink using the piston-fill mechanism (removeable) and write - and write - and write. The pen's Ebonite feed was specially designed and manufactured for the Zebra G Titanium nib, so the pen doesn't leak. A kit is included for changing the nib when it wears out. (Nib changing is not complicated, but it has to be done with some care. Complete printed instructions are included.) A 2ml sample of Noodler's black ink also comes with the pen.

We have tried numerous fountain pens fitted with pointed nibs over the years, but this is the first that doesn't leak, and none have been as user-friendly as this one. Our testers have loved it. We tried it with standard fountain pen ink as well as Herbin Shimmer metallic inks; both worked well.

The Zebra G Titanium Nib has flex and can work for pointed pen scripts. It has a lot of flex compared to regular fountain pen nibs, but the contrast between thicks & thins not the same as with with Brause 66EF, Hunt 101, Gillott 303 dip pen nibs.

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Good fountain pen but nothing will replace an oblique holder
Feb 23, 2020  |  By Lloyd Cunningham
On 02/22/20 I received my Osprey Flexpert fountain pen which was adapted to hold a Zebra G Titanium nib. I used the supplied Noodle's black ink and found that it flows a little too much causing excessive ink at the turns in Copperplate writing. After experimenting with about 15 types of ink I finally found one ink that flows perfectly, which is Mont Blanc Burgundy color ink. The nib is a little scratchy but it provides fine and fairly thick (shading) lines. With the Mont Blanc ink I'm able to write continuous embellished lines with a small amount of shading. The oblique holder with the Zebra Nib provides much better line quality, but so far I'm happy with this Osprey pen that I can now just put in my pocket and get some semblance of Copperplate writing without leaks.

Aqua Blue Fountain pen
Feb 27, 2020  |  By Shane D. Metz
I thoroughly enjoy writing with my new pen. It allows me the ability to practice my writing, without having to keep dipping into a ink bottle. I am able to practice my Spencerian with no problem.

Worth A Try
Feb 28, 2020  |  By Joe Justice
While not a master calligrapher and having converted Asian pens to work with dip pen nibs, I find this pen works very well. I cleaned the pen and used the black ink it came with. It will "rail road" if pushed hard but with the ebonite feed I plan on opening up the feed for better ink flow. Paper quality is essential with this pen as the nib is scratchy. Glad I bought the Osprey first instead of the more expensive Pilot Falcon.

I'm loving my new Osprey Zebra G Fountain Pen!
Mar 2, 2020  |  By Mary Wheeler
I'm a newish calligrapher and my styles tend to be modern instead of traditional. This pen works really well for me, with Noodler's Black ink. I mostly use smooth papers, such as my Rhodia notebook. The pen flows well and the titanium nib seems to be a bit smoother than the traditional nib, but it will catch if you press too hard. I get very decent hairlines and nice thicknesses on my down strokes. For me, it's much easier than using a dip pen; but like any "straight" pen holder, it is a bit challenging if you want to write on a slant. I'm giving this pen a solid 5 stars because it works so well for me and the styles I like; and it is very effortless to use. I give the nib a quick rinse in water when I'm done and dry it off very well. I like that it's always ready and willing to write for me any time I want to pick it up; and that I don't have to pull a lot of supplies out to do a little practice.

Impressive, but realllly wet
Mar 18, 2020  |  By Roxanne
This is almost exactly what I've been looking for -- a good flexible nib on a fountain pen with a feed that can keep up. The feed goes a little beyond keeping up for me, however. I've only tried Vinta Andrada ink so far -- I will try some others as suggested by a prior reviewer. If I write quickly, with relatively large letters, things are ok, and I even get the rare railroad. If I write slowly, or try to use pressure with a small x height, I get VERY wet lines, and occasional blobs. It seems to slow mayyyybe a little bit after writing for a few lines, but not enough to be able to practice calligraphy forms slowly. I got the blue, which is actually a little bit translucent, which I like. I'd have preferred the aqua, but it was out of stock.

A long search has ended
Mar 19, 2020  |  By Nancy
I had, for many years, drawn with the Osmiroid Pen fitted with their amazing Copperplate point. After a change of ownership rendered the Copperplate non-functional, usable replacements became impossible to find. John Neal Books suggested this pen, and it seems a worthy replacement for my favorite drawing instrument. At last, my pen has come along.

Very Pleased
Feb 11, 2021  |  By RL
I am extremely pleased with this pen. The functionality of the nib is slightly different in the pen than on an oblique holder, but it still allows for great variation in line width. The quality of the materials is what you'd expect for the price.

Nice, but...
Apr 20, 2021  |  By Karl Harris
I like the pen, overall, but I have concerns with the longevity of the nib... I've used Zebra G Titaniums on Asian pens and a Noodler's Ahab with mixed results, but the one thing they had in common was that the underside of the nib where it's in contact with the feed corroded (on the underside) before long, adversely affecting the ink flow. I'll be keeping a close eye on this one! It's nicely constructed, and comes with everything needed to change the nib with no trouble, provided you follow the accompanying directions. My real problem with it is that unless it is used frequently (read: daily), it dries out and won't write at all unless it's disassembled and thoroughly cleaned. I'm becoming quite good at it, after doing it a number of times. The included Noodler's Black worked well enough, though it was quite easy to provoke 'railroading.' I imagine messing with the feed channel would remedy this... but might well make it too wet for other inks. I'm currently using Noodler's Anti-Feather black... and the stuff dries almost overnight. Won't be repeating that. I'll have to give the Mont Blanc Burgundy mentioned in Lloyd's review and see if my mileage is any better with it.