The E+M Artists nib holder has an ergonomic shape similar to a paintbrush, making it excellent for art drawing or large lettering. Its long wooden body is balanced and lightweight in hand, and it will accommodate any standard calligraphy or comic dip pen nib. Included nib is made of nickel-plated brass. Black or mahogany colors available.
Nib holder dimensions: Approximately 9.1 inches (23 cm) long with included nib installed, and no wider than 0.4 inches (12 mm) in diameter.
The nib holder it great, it has a nice balance and feel to it. The nib the came
with it, was defective. The nib slit was not centered, making one of the tines
tip extremely pointy like a needle, picking up paper. Jetpens sent me some
replacements nibs, and out of the 6, 3 were defective like the one that came
with the nib. It was very nice for Jetpens to send me a few replacement nibs,
but the fault is at the manufacturer. I recommend buying the nib holder and
using a different nib.
The nib holder is one with a great design and a nice feel. It's pretty nicely
balanced, most nibs I've used (including the Brauss Arrow/Blue Pumpkin for those
looking to buy those too) go in very smoothly and stay in place. The nib seems
to have had cases in which it was defective but for me personally, it was fine
and it's a nib that easily outperforms similar ones at my local art store.
Definitely a holder worth buying.
The nib comes to me in good status, on my staples filler paper it writes
smoother than the G nibs bought at same time, the nibs work better with manga
ink(thick), the holder looks so elegant and beautiful, both black and Mahogany,
I like them so much that I bought two of them again with a box of the E+M nibs,
wish I do not get defective ones like the other reviewers.
I had an initial scare when I first used this nib holder. I decided to try on a
different nib and as I was pulling off the nib that was included the entire
ferrule, the metal part that connects directly to the wood handle, came off. It
was just held in place with a tiny bit of cheap glue. It really wasn't a huge
issue, a good amount of super glue fixed it right up, but I don't like
purchasing supplies that I have to repair on day one. The manufacturers need
better quality control.
Aside from that, I'm still happy with my purchase. It's a beautiful nib holder
and feels great in the hand. The nib that came with it was a pleasant surprise.
It writes smoothly and leaves a nice thin line.