Tachikawa Comic Pen Nib - Maru (Mapping) Model - Pack of 10

Tachikawa Comic Pen Nib - Maru (Mapping) Model - Pack of 10

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This is one pack of 10 Mapping model nibs from Tachikawa. Nib holders are available separately.

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.

Materials used in the otter drawing: Stillman & Birn Alpha paper and J. Herbin India Ink

Also pictured: Tachikawa Nib Holder Model 25

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I've been using these...
August 18, 2010
I've been using these maru/round/mapping nibs for about 2 years and they've been very good to me. They seem to break in a little more slowly than the Nikko brand. These nibs are the most difficult to use. It's their nature to catch the paper and tear it if you're not careful. Keep a light hand and practice, and you'll be able to make the thinnest lines!
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These nibs are superior...
October 17, 2012
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These nibs are superior in every way. They're very firm and flexible and (unlike the Hunt crowquill nibs) handle very smoothly. These are even suitable for toothier paper where other nibs would skip and stutter.
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Amazing nib!..At first...
November 12, 2011
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Amazing nib!..At first l had big problems because,to my big disappointment,the ink didn't flow continuously and it's my worst nightmare when drawing a line and the ink stops at the middle!..Then l decided to try by putting the nib end under the fire for a few seconds to put off the protective coating.l rarely follow this otherwise advisable procedure since the nib usually becomes a bit scratchy and the line a lit bit broader and a bit less fine.But it worked very nicely with the Tachikawa nib to produce an awesomely fine line with the ink flowing continuously without any problem and that's great.So all l can say from my experience is this nib is simply fantastic,better than my always beloved Hunt 102 nib which l have used for many years.lt just makes a very nice contact with the paper and the lines can be really thin like a hair.My new love,l guess.
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much desired lines from...
October 9, 2015
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much desired lines from fine nib
Great nib! Tachikawa...
November 17, 2012
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Great nib!
Tachikawa is a great brand when your using Mapping or Maru pens!
The ink flow messes up at first, but put it under a flame a few secs and it flows perfectly!
Great for very detailed areas in a piece specially for Manga.
Highly recommended!