Pen body only, different nib styles are available separately. This holder is compatible with both regular and round nibs. The holder features special double rubber rings at the tip, the inner ring can take smaller round nibs and the larger ring can take regular nibs. The rubber grabs the nibs tightly, preventing shifting when drawing.
Finally, you can get all of your comic nibs in one place! JetPens is proud to bring the Tachikawa comic nib and pen line to our customers. Comic nibs are famous for producing strong and crisp lines that are difficult to duplicate with pens and brushes. They are great for creating detail in drawings. Varying nib sizes are available to suit your drawing needs. Each nib should be used with a wooden body holder.
The video below demonstrates how to install a nib into a holder:
Though it can hold multiple types of nibs, I prefer using it for precision
round/maru pens and in contrast prefer to use the Tachikawa-40 for the larger
widths of the G and Tama. It's very light and small in my preference but it get
the work done well without having my palm cramp like when I use regular
pens/pencils. Emphasizing on the weight, I wouldn't suggest it to people who
prefer their writing utensils to have a little mass to it; this one is extremely
Tachikawa's line on holders are amazing for their idea of being able to hold
variable pen sizes all around. Most likely the choice is all in preference,
since their holders are high quality.
*if only they made a double-sided manga pen holder* wink-wink
This version the Model 25 works great for delicate lines thinner lines with more
control the the T-40 because it's thinner but it all depends what type of nib
you use also.
I use the T-40 for thicker Key lines and the Model 25 for crosshatching.
Love these Tachikawa nib holders. This one is great for crow quill sized
nibs..maru, mapping, etc...perfect size.
For larger nibs..G pen, get the other larger Tachikawa with the grips.
I have at least 6 Tachikawa holders. The plastic bit that holds the nibs has
been very reliable so far. I suppose after a while they will wear down but they
won't create rust.
Still use some Generals and Kohinoors with the cork grips...has the metal bit to
hold the nibs..still like those but for small crow quill size nibs these are