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The many pointed nibs are differentiated (apart from by their shape) by their flexibility and the fineness of their nib tip.

A pointed nib usually produces a slightly finer stroke than a ball point nib. However, more skill is required for its use.

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.

Ornament drawn with a flexible and pointed nib.

See this Video about the use of flexible and pointed nibs:

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

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 Pointed nibs below the navigation bar.

F. im Schlaa, No. 60

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Price
3,00 €

Fine stroke, high flexibility.

Eastford Pens Pty., No. 9, Australian

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Price
2,50 €

Fine stroke, little flexibility.

A. Sommerville & Co, A la Cantinière, EF

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Price
2,50 €

Very fine stroke, medium flexibility.

William Mitchell, No. 0169 M, Ye Farie Pen

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Price
3,50 €

Medium stroke, not flexible.

U. Legnani, No. 1925, Extra Fina

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Price
2,50 €

Very fine stroke, medium flexibility.

Mario Locati (Ing. E. Cattane & Figli), No. 160 E. S.

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Price
2,50 €

Fine stroke, medium flexibility.

Gilbert & Blanzy-Poure, No. 2500, Sergent Major Superieure

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Price
2,20 €

Very fine stroke, medium flexibility.

George W. Hughes, No. 303 F, Mercantile Pen

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Price
2,20 €

Fine stroke, little flexibility.

Prudential Insurance Co., No. 5, Manifold Pen

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Price
2,20 €

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

Hinks, Wells & Co, No. 762, "J"

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Price
2,20 €

Fine stroke, hardly flexible.

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Price
2,20 €

Medium stroke, hardly flexible.

William Mitchell, No. 0704 EF

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Price
2,90 €

Very fine stroke, high flexibility.

Joseph Gillott, No. 1088, Smaller School Pen

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Price
2,90 €

Medium stroke, high flexibility.

Compagnie Francaise, No. 421, Moyenne

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Price
2,90 €

Broad stroke, high flexibility.

P. L. M., No. 9

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Price
2,00 €

Fine stroke, medium flexibility.

P.L.M. = Chemins de fer de Paris y Lyon et a la Mediterranee

Perry & Co, No. 220 Ex Fine, Gothic Pen

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Price
2,90 €

Very fine stroke, very high flexibility.

D. Leonardt & Co, No. 4596 F, Penna Polacca

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Price
2,50 €

Fine stroke, medium flexibility.

Blanzy, France, No. 730 EF, Plume Princesse

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Price
2,90 €

Very fine stroke, high flexibility.

Blanzy Poure & Cie, No. 708 EF, Petit Parisien

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Price
2,60 €

Very fine stroke, high flexibility.

Dossa, No. 130 EF

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Price
2,20 €

Very fine stroke, little flexibility.

Brause & Co, No. 650, Rustica

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Price
2,00 €

Medium stroke, hardly flexible.

Mathias Salcher & Söhne (Massag), No. 52 EF

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Price
2,50 €

Very fine stroke, medium flexibility.

Irótoll, Irószergyar, No. H-39

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Price
2,20 €

Fine stroke, hardly flexible.

Irótoll, Irószergyar, No. 120 EF, Superior Crown Pen

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Price
2,20 €

Very fine stroke, medium flexibility.

John Heath, No. 506G F, Golden Shoulder Pen

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Price
3,00 €

Fine stroke, little flexibility. This nib is gold-plated.

J. B. Mallat, Triomphe

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Price
2,50 €

Very fine stroke, medium flexibility.

Knight & Forster Ltd., No. 16. Everybody's Pen

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Price
2,50 €

Very fine stroke, hardly flexible. The nib tip has a turned up point which makes the nib glide easily over the paper.

R. Esterbrook & Co, No. 505, Penesco Pen

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Price
2,90 €

Very fine stroke, high flexibility.

Eagle Pencil Co., No. E 12, Turned Point

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Price
2,00 €

Very fine stroke, little flexibility. The nib tip has a turned up point which makes the nib glide easily over the paper.

S. Roeder, No. 38 EF, Schellfisch-Feder

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Price
2,90 €

Very fine stroke, very high flexibility.

Josiah Mason, No. 402 F, Bank of England

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Price
3,00 €

Fine stroke, high flexibility.