Tachikawa Tank Master Comic Pen Nib - Maru (Mapping) Model - Pack of 5

Tachikawa Tank Master Comic Pen Nib - Maru (Mapping) Model - Pack of 5

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4.2 (6 reviews)
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This is a pack of 5 round nibs only. The nib body is available separately. The Tank Master nibs are special because they feature a little flap on the underside of the nib to hold extra ink, thus allowing longer line length.

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.

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The Tank Master nibs...
February 6, 2011
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The Tank Master nibs are a very nice alternative to standard crow quill nibs. They're excellent for detail drawing on bristol, and they hold lots of ink. They fit the model 36/40 Tachikawa pen holders, which is a plus, as these are much more comfortable to work with than the little plastic pen holders from Hunt.
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I was a little overwhelmed...
January 25, 2016
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I was a little overwhelmed by the price of this product, being so much higher than most nibs. But these are worth every penny. The nibs hold more than most 'standard' larger nibs (not of the mapping variety) and are smooth as silk on all paper types! they are just firm enough to maintain that thin line Maru nibs are known, and used, for. But flexible enough to keep a steady stream of ink flowing. Clean up is a breeze! Though be careful not to lose the metal piece, it does pop out easily for cleaning, and is a @!#$% to find!
Just as amazing as a...
January 14, 2016
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Just as amazing as advertised!
Mrs Owl Wingfield
I have changed my opinion...
November 2, 2011
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I have changed my opinion to rate it a bit higher,....as I have used these more, I have really begun to respect them and appreciate how much ink they really do hold in comparison to a standard dip pen. If the folks at Tachikawa can use the same reservoir on an equally flexible but less scratchy nib,....I would buy their entire inventory!!!!
C'mon Tachikawa,....you're so close to the perfection on this!!!

NOTE: The nibs are indeed flexy, but still a bit scratchy for my taste. The ink capacity is fantastic with the right ink!!!
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I only use dip pens for...
April 11, 2011
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I only use dip pens for writing because I'm fickle about ink color. The tank master nibs hold a surprising amount of ink. (I was able to fill out a page from my exacompta lined journal with it.) My only complaint is how scratchy the nib is. Before cleaning it, I noticed it had paper fibers stuck in it. Still, it's great to be able to write for so long continuously.
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