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Weight 0.3 oz

21 reviews

  1. Suzy

    As a beginner, I was not at all sure I should even spend the money on this nib, as I have had so many issues with others I have purchased at art supply stores. (One I literally snapped in two!!) With money so tight, I was really nervous, even at $1.75!! But when my Nikko G nib arrived (on time as promised) I was thrilled and excited. I found it to be durable and quite easy to use for a beginner. It has given me a new confidence and I recommend it – as well as purchasing supplies from TPK. Thanks so much, Lindsey!

  2. Makell Hancock

    I keep buying these! The nib is flexible enough to be comfortable and is perfect for beginners. I was buying all the speedball nibs before this (big mistake), and there’s no way I’m going back!

  3. Lynn S.

    Love this nib for everyday practice and for getting those super fine upstrokes! Thank you TPK, and Lindsey, for all your help and ideas.

  4. Eleni

    Didn’t realize what made calligraphy so difficult until I changed the nib I was using! This is the only one I absolutely need. Very versatile and I can do pretty much any project with this. Thanks Lindsey for the suggestion to start with this nib! It helped me improve leaps and bounds and I am no longer ashamed of my creations!

  5. Michelle Carlson

    I love shopping here! Awesome supplies, prices and service. 🙂 Definitely would recommend this and anything else she has in her store.

  6. Linda Holloway

    This nib is good for calligraphers with a heavier hand. It’s not as good an option for those with a lighter touch. To be fair, I realize many calligraphers suggest this nib for beginners.

  7. chickenmama

    this is a great nib. I love it sooooo much. I would recommend it to all of my friends 100%

  8. Quinn Myers

    This is a great nib. I like how much ink it holds—much more than some others.

  9. Erika

    Best nib for a beginner. You will feel a nice amount of control but some give especially on the downstroke. I’ve been using this for about 2 months and should be able to get another 1-2 months of practice out of it.

  10. Chrissie

    This is a great nib with which to begin your calligraphy journey. It is capable of creating both fine upstrokes and very dramatic downstrokes if you apply enough pressure. This was the nib that I started with to learn calligraphy, and after about a month I felt confident enough to try the Brause Steno (Blue Pumpkin) nib. I quickly realized that the Brause nib requires a much lighter touch than the Nikko G, which also led me to realize just how ridiculously heavy-handed I had been during my first month of practice. The Nikko G is a strong steel nib that is able to handle the abuse that a beginner will inflict upon it. I continued alternating the Nikko G and the Blue Pumpkin nibs, and have now introduced the Brause 66ef nib. The Nikko G nib lasted through about 3 months of practice (with the first month or so of me being heavy-handed to the point of abuse). It still appears to be in great shape, but the very tips of the tines have been worn to the point that they can no longer make a fine and consistent upstroke. To look at the nib, you’d think it was new, but it just doesn’t perform as well as it did at first. I’m sure that someone who took care to not be so heavy-handed could easily get 6 months’ use out of this nib, and probably even longer with proper cleaning, drying, and storage. In my opinion, the Nikko G is the best nib for a beginner. It is strong, versatile, and inexpensive. You can’t go wrong with this one.

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