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As opposed to pointed nibs the ball pointed nibs have a bowl-like round point which makes them glide more easily over the paper.

The nib tip of a ball point nib.

In general the stroke width of a ball pointed nib is not as fine as that of a pointed nib, but it's more suitable for normal writing. Ball pointed nibs (or bowl pointed nibs) are also recommendable for children.

The many ball pointed nibs are differentiated (apart from by their shape) by their flexibility and the fineness of their nib tip. When the nib is pulled pressure can be applied to adjust the thickness of the stroke.

When the nib is pulled, pressure can be applied to adjust the thickness of the stroke.

The more flexible the nib, the greater the range of thickness.But more flexibility also enlarge the nib's sensitivity to wrongly applied pressure; that is to say, when the nib is pushed under pressure.

To describe the flexibility of the nibs, I use the following terms:

 

  • Extremely flexible
  • Very high flexibility
  • High flexibility
  • Medium flexibility
  • Little flexibility
  • Hardly flexible
  • Not flexible

Ball pointed nibs

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Pricing on this page:

All prices incl. 19% VAT / plus shipping costs.

Articles with the sign ANTIQUE are exempt from sales tax according to § 25 UstG (differential taxation).

 

You can find more information about Ball pointed nibs below the navigation bar.

George W. Hughes, No. 1163, Lonflo Pen

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Price
3,00 €

Very fine stroke, hardly flexible.

Brause & Co, No. 338 EF

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Price
2,20 €

Very fine stroke, hardly flexible.

S. T. B., No. 300 EF, Penna de Amicis

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Price
2,20 €

Very fine stroke, little flexibility.

PGS

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Price
2,00 €

Fine stroke, not flexible.

Fiore, No. 26 R

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Price
1,80 €

Fine stroke, not flexible. Designed for making carbon copies. Therefore very resilient to pressure. Also good for normal writing.

Blanzy Poure & Cie, No. 01296 EF, Bersagliére

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Price
2,90 €

Very fine stroke, high flexibility.

Mathias Salcher & Söhne (Massag), No. 3316

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Price
2,00 €

Very fine stroke, not flexible.

Alpha, No. 101 EF

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Price
2,00 €

Very fine stroke, medium flexibility.

D. Leonardt & Co, No. 1860 EF, Plume de Brazza

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Price
2,50 €

Very fine stroke, medium flexibility.

Brause & Co, No. 3, Okul

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Price
2,00 €

Medium stroke, hardly flexible.

Perry & Co, No. 402, Glide Away, New Metal

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Price
2,50 €

Broad stroke, hardly flexible.

Geo. W. Hughes, No. 0409, Toboggan Pen

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Price
2,50 €

Fine stroke, high flexibility.

D. Leonardt & Co, No. 510 M, Kugelspitzfeder, Heureka

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Price
2,20 €

Medium stroke, medium flexibility.

Hinks, Wells & Co, No. 2439 EF, Shell Pointed

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Price
2,00 €

Very fine stroke, little flexibility.

D. Leonardt & Co, No. 526, Eureka, Kugelspitzfeder

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Price
2,20 €

Very fine stroke, little flexibility.

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Price
2,20 €

Fine stroke, little flexibility.

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Price
2,20 €

Medium stroke, little flexibility.

D. Leonardt & Co, No. 538, Bremer Börsenfeder mit Kugelspitze

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Price
2,50 €

Very fine stroke, medium flexibility.

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Price
2,50 €

Fine stroke, medium flexibility.

D. Leonardt & Co, No. 542, Beamtenfeder mit Kugelspitze

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Price
2,50 €

Very fine stroke, medium flexibility.

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Price
2,50 €

Fine stroke, medium flexibility.

Mathias Salcher & Söhne (Massag), No. 320 EF

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Price
2,00 €

Very fine stroke, medium flexibility.

M. Myers & Son, No. 3469 EF

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Price
2,20 €

Very fine stroke, hardly flexible.

Heintze & Blanckertz, No. 1131 EF

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Price
2,50 €

Very fine stroke, little flexibility.

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Price
2,50 €

Fine stroke, medium flexibility.

Heintze & Blanckertz, Redis

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Price
1,80 €

Fine stroke, hardly flexible.

Gilbert & Blanzy-Poure, No. 1290, Himalaya

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Type 1

Price
2,50 €

Very fine stroke, very high flexibility.

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Type 2

Price
2,50 €

Very fine stroke, very high flexibility.

E. W. Leo Nachfolger, No. 526 EF, Barbarossa

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Price
2,20 €

Very fine stroke, hardly flexible.

E. W. Leo Nachfolger, No. 510 EF, Balduin

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Price
2,20 €

Very fine stroke, hardly flexible.

Heintze & Blanckertz, No. 1140-1, Redis

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Price
2,20 €

1mm wide, not flexible. Unusual nib tip!

George W. Hughes, No. 1298, Bayard Pen

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Price
2,50 €

Fine stroke, hardly flexible. With bottom reservoir.

Belman & Son Ltd.

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Price
2,00 €

Very fine stroke, hardly flexible.

F. Soennecken, No. S 2, Sütterlin-Feder

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Price
2,90 €

2mm wide, hardly flexible.

Heintze & Blanckertz, No. 1107 EF

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Price
2,00 €

Very fine stroke, little flexibility.

Hinks, Wells & Co, No. 2836-4, Pencil Pen

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Price
2,20 €

Medium stroke, not flexible. This nib is gold plated.