Tachikawa Comic Pen Nib - Japanese Model - Pack of 3

Tachikawa Comic Pen Nib - Japanese Model - Pack of 3

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Pack of three Japanese model nibs from Tachikawa.

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 nib holder.

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This, without a doubt,...
January 31, 2015
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This, without a doubt, is the best nib I ever have or ever will use. When I first started to ink, my primary nib was a vintage Hunt nib of almost identical make and capacity. When it started to finally give out, I honestly didn't think I'd ever find a nib to replace the old make.

The comic pens primsry function is as a more versatile G or Spoon type nib. It is capable of wide strokes, though less so than the spoon, and prior to being broken in (several weeks worth of continuous use), it is also capable of very thin strokes. Because it is a chrome nib, it is stiff, allowing for very controlled and precise strokes. However, it is not nearly as stiff and other chromes such as school pens or standard chrome maru, and thus give a good range of flex to create extremely fluid line variation. Additionally, the nib has an interesting crimping along its outer rim, which allows it to both keep ink in as a slightly improved reservoir, but also totally keeps ink from ever escaping and dripping.
Furthermore, if you, like many other reviewers of nibs, have a problem with 'scratchiness' of the nib or 'tooth' then this is the nib for you; it features a unique bowl tip allowing it to glide smoothly along the page and even reverse direction with significantly less damage to the paper than any other nib.
Last buy not least, it is much cheaper than other pens; you get 3 for the price of $4. Most other nibs only pack 2 and cost over $4.
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These nibs when broken...
May 9, 2013
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These nibs when broken in are by far my favorite japanese nibs, really nice long tapered lines, very fun nib. Hope jetpens keeps carrying them in the future.
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Excellent product. Since...
June 30, 2015
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Excellent product.
Since I use various inks on different types of paper, this nib probably behaves quite different for me.
Experiment !!!
Not really a flexible...
May 6, 2015
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Not really a flexible nib, but more flex than most fountain pens I know, certainly more flex than Platinum Cool (Balance shine crystal, blue or rose red model), and it is one of the easiest dip pen nib to write in any language I write in (English or Japanese). If fountain pens did not exist I would use this nib for my daily notes. It is more scratchy than EF fountain pens but it writes beautiful lines. The name "Japanese Model" is not very descriptive of the property of the nib. Japanese characters have many lines and curves that would go against the nib (like upstroke) that cannot be too thin. So the Japanese refined the western design by rounding the tine a tiny bit to write those lines more legibly without shaving the paper. So this pen is easier to write in any language. In exchange, this nib lays a tiny bit thicker hair lines compared to spoon nib or western nibs known for the finest thin lines, and also gives you a rather limited range of line width.
I really do not like...
April 16, 2015
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I really do not like these. They are to stiff for my taste.

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