Set includes two nibs only. Holder available separately. This mapping style Tachikawa Comic Pen Nib draws thin lines to thick lines easily. The nib is soft, so it's more comfortable to control the nib and easier to draw thick lines.
I've been looking for a nib to replace the Hunt 102 crowquill, which has
degraded in quality to the point of uselessness. The Tachikawa T-77 is not only
a good replacement, it's a step up. I use a flexible nib (Hunt 108) for my "big"
lines, but the T-77 is perfect for finer lines, especially because it has a VERY
controlled bounce. Very strong nib, very impressed, and it's increased my
enjoyment of inking tenfold.
At first I was skeptical of purchasing this pen; can a nib that is clearly not
brass really be as soft as the former?
Previously I only had in my possession the chrome T-99, and tortured memories of
the brass Tank Master nib, from before the price shot up. The T-99 is a very
stiff nib and so provides extremely controlled but sadly relatively little
variation. To get any sort of organic flow, one has to put a lot of pressure on
the nib which not only damages it, but also the paper you are using it on.
This nib, however, I am happy to report has just as much flex as any of its
brass siblings. It is capable of minute lines roughly equivalent to the .005
size liner pen, and also brush size strokes with minimal effort. The flex is
similar to a G pen and totally equal to the brass nib included in the Deleter
Manga Starter Pack.
This nib is definitely a cheap alternative to the crazy expensive Tank Master
ok product. because its soft it can make some uncontrolled lines unless you are
just skimming the page. but it still makes the thin lines you need, plus 2 for a
total of 4 nibs is cheaper and better than the thank master version.