Zebra Comic Pen Nib - G Model - Chrome - Pack of 10

Zebra Comic Pen Nib - G Model - Chrome - Pack of 10

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Pack of 10 metal nibs for drawing.

There is a saying that once you have mastered a good dip pen, that's when you have truly mastered the art of drawing. The experience of dipping a pen in ink and drawing with it is just something that can't be reproduced. Zebra has a fine line of famous nibs that are made for comic and manga drawing. The different nib sizes will give a different size line and flow to suit your drawing style. These pens are to be used with wooden body holders available from Tachikawa and are perfect for artists and calligraphers alike.

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I just put one nib in...
July 23, 2011
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I just put one nib in some freshly squeezed lime juice, boiled some water with a small amount of dish soap, dropped it in for a little pulled it out(without putting my fingers on it at all) and dried it with a paper towel. after which I put it on my nib holder using the paper towel licked it and let it dry, all without putting any of my skin oils on the nib, and it works just fine. it picks up ink like it's no ones business
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Zebra G-Pen, by far the...
August 7, 2011
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Zebra G-Pen, by far the most popular of the G-Pen Nibs used in Japan. Is this just hype or is there a valid rason as to why the popularity of the Zebra G deserves the hype? When the nib is fresh out of the box, it has a distinctive hard,stiff touch comparible to that of the Tachikawa. Unlike the Tachikawa, however, this nib makes a far more variety of lines compared to that nib and despite the hard feeling, it doesn't feel stiff at all. The hardness is also a very good indicator that it is still very good to use, and also allows the finest lines that this G-Pen can make, similar to that of the MaruPen, however a little thicker than what Type A Hard-type Maru-Pen can make, but still at a satisfying thinness. As the pen gets used up, the stiffness disappears, indicating that the pen has a little more freedom in making varied lines a little easier but gradually loses the ability to make the Maru-Pen like thin lines, however it can still make thin lines when it is at a "medium used" stage. By this time the pen can be able to express thick lines much better and switch between variation with ease. I have also noticed that this pen can be used for a very long time, especially if you're using a strong waterproof ink like Kaimei Lettering Sol or Kuretake Manga Ink, if you constantly wipe the ink off with a solution or water. Awesome use-span! Let's say that it can last for a good 20 -30 pages if taken care of properly. In closing, the Zebra G-Pen is by far one of the best pens to use out there, especially if you're doing a manga and calligraphy, this pen is a must. It also pairs up with any ink, whether black or colored,waterproof or water-soluble, perfectly.
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Love this nib. It makes...
December 29, 2010
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Love this nib. It makes the thinnest lines possible with just skimming the paper and can also make thick lines. Holds a lot of ink. Perfect for manga artists. I'm giving up my Speedball nibs for these.

On a side note: When I got these, I was stupidly eager and went ahead and prepared all of them for usage (getting off the wax). It never occurred to me that I'm never going to go through 10 nibs soon and that it can possible rust form storage. Just prepare the ones you are going to use.
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By far the Zebra G is...
October 20, 2013
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By far the Zebra G is the best for flexibility of producing very fine and thick lines. Then followed by Nikko G (stiffer nib, produces fine lines but not as flexible as the Zebra), then the Tachkawa G (falls between the Nikko G and Zebra G) for pointed pen calligraphy work. Calligraphers, penmen and Master Penmen alike recommend this nib and call it a "workhorse" of a nib. They suggest initial treatment to the nib (to remove the protective sheen on the nib) by either running the bottom of the nib under a lit match for 3 seconds; or use liquid gum arabic to wipe the nib or rub it with some toothpaste and rinse. Any of these techniques will work before dipping the nib into ink. Hope this helps!
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I started using these...
July 20, 2013
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I started using these just yesterday after it came in the mail. First of all, love the product, it creates smooth lines for me when I'm working on my manga. Secondly, for ten of these nibs, I think it's worth my every penny. and Third, the shipping and package was excellent.
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