Zebra G Nib

Item Code: N118
Buy 5 or more for $1.90 each


Zebra Nib.

Similar to the popular Nikko G Nib, but a little more flexible and sharper. It will produce a finer hairline than the Nikko. Same sturdy quality. If you are using the Nikko G but would like to be able to write with thinner hairlines and thicker strokes, give these nibs a try. Michael Sull still recommends the Nikko G nib as best for learning Spencerian, but this Zebra G Nib is a good one, too, for Spencerian.

- Great nib for pointed pen scripts
- In JNB Pointed Nib Sampler (N154)
- Made in Japan
- Chrome-finish steel
- Stamped on nib: G / Zebra
- Recommended by Michael Sull for Spencerian
- Sharper point and more flexible than Nikko G

Which holders will work with this nib?

Just wanted to let you know about my experience with the ZEBRA G nibs: Santa was very generous to me this year and I got a dozen. I pulled the nibs out to play with this weekend and I have found my new love. I used the nib with Walnut Ink and the hairlines, so thin, so smooth, with a light touch and the nib skated effortlessly across the page. I really enjoyed working with this nib. If you haven't had the chance to try this nib out yet, it's worth the couple of bucks. I haven't tried any of my other inks, but I will be doing that this week. So far, I'm loving these nibs. Don't know if they are workhorses yet - I only had them a few days. - Ilovepenmanship

I love them too. The nibs are great with the iron gall inks because the ink does not eat the nib as fast. Great hairlines and just enough flex for shades. Much thanks to John Neal for these!!! - Nan DeLuca

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Really very good for calligraphy
Feb 7, 2013  |  By Parinda Sarkar
I use the nib for copperplate calligraphy

Zebra G
Feb 12, 2014  |  By JY Han
This is a lovely nib. It's fairly stiff and can easily be used for monoline writing. Provides wide, easily controllable swells. Most notably, it is incredibly smooth.

N118. Zebra G Nib Review
Jul 15, 2015  |  By Kurt Laws
I have a love/hate situation with the Zebra G Nib. The nib performs very well but I am extremely light handed and hate to push a nib with as much pressure as this pen takes, I use very thick paper 190grams per sq meter with this nib because it usually cuts into the surface of the paper and will damage or cut through thinner paper. The Leonardt Principal EF Nib which I find surperb for my lighter touch preference.

Zebra G
Sep 16, 2021  |  By Cathy G
The Zebra G is a great nib, but it is not for small writing. It requires a firmer hand