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I had never used a nib...
July 11, 2011
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I had never used a nib pen before so this was my first experience. It was instantly easy to use! There was no learning curve. Right out of the pack I loved drawing with it and was amazed at how fine the lines could be. I have tried other nibs since and none match up to this one. It is awesome.
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This nib is one of my...
April 18, 2011
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This nib is one of my absolute favorites-- it's incredibly responsive, lays down a beautiful line, and is so versatile-- thin or thick, it can do it all. As the nib wears out it gets harder to do the super-thin feathering lines, but its flexibility and the control it gives you over laying down varied line widths are amazing. Great for learning nib inking, and great for being a pro at it.
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The Zebra G is likely...
November 26, 2010
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The Zebra G is likely the best G nib being made today. Like the other G pens, the Zebra offers a wide range of line variability from fine to super thick. But it is capable of an even finer line than the other brands I have tried. It's also smoother writing than the others, and can be used in any direction - pushed, pulled, or side to side without catching.

Interestingly, the tines are ground for flexibility instead of stamped. This is an "old fashioned" method of adding flex to a nib, but it works better than stamping rows of grooves into the tines like Nikko, Tachikawa and Leonardt do on their G nibs.
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I tested the three types...
July 20, 2010
I tested the three types of G-pen: Tachikawa, Nikko and this one, Zebra. I just can say that the Zebra G-pen nib is the very best I have tried in my entire life. Tachikawa and Nikko G-pens get easily damaged and their inking doesn't take very long to get thicker, but the Zebra pen is still as thin or thick as I want it to be, and I can treat it more roughly than the other two. If you are attempting to draw manga or comic, I can warranty that the Zebra G-pen has good reasons to be most manga artists' favorite nib pen. From a line as thin as one made by a Round-pen to one almost as thick as one made by any permanent fine marker, the Zebra G-pen is a must try for any artist, not only those who draw manga or comic.
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Solid nibs and great...
March 27, 2015
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Solid nibs and great value for price
Loved it! Lots of flexibility...
February 16, 2015
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Loved it! Lots of flexibility and control!
I had heard a lot about...
December 19, 2014
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I had heard a lot about these guys from other comics artists, so I decided to give them a try. I'm not disappointed at all; they're high quality and durable (I spent a good week's worth of drawing with a single nib before it started to slightly loosen, which is several dozen more hours of consistent linework than an American nib would normally give me). Even past the point where it starts to give a little, it provides an excellent fluidity of line.

All in all, it's strengths are in its flexibility and durability. It can provide a great line, it's capable of consistent thin linework while also being able to give great line variation, and it lasts much longer than most nibs native to the States. Good investment if you draw comics or cartoons as either a hobby, a living, or an aspiring living.
I drop one star only...
December 16, 2014
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I drop one star only for the design of the nib. Of course it's designed with two slots to give it flex. So it's not the nib so much as the artist/s grumbling over cleaning rags getting hung every time you clean it.

But the line it puts down, and the amount of ink it holds is top of the line.
The Zebra G is a quality...
December 2, 2014
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The Zebra G is a quality nib that is cost efficient. I use it to mostly do modern calligraphy projects.
A thousand times, yes!...
October 10, 2014
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A thousand times, yes! These nibs are wonderfully smooth and flexy with bounce. I love all the line variations it gives. I really wish these were available in fountain pen format. My god, I'd be unstoppable. Seems like I need to get an Ackerman pump pen to accommodate my new obsession with these nibs. I heavily modified one to fit in a Noodler's Creaper, and it's an amazing combination. It's just time consuming to grind the sides and shaft down to size. But not having to dip all the time is great.

Of course, they work just as nicely while dipping them. I'm just spoiled on fountain pens.
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