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Kakimori Pen Nib


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Kakimori made its name as a shop in Tokyo where customers could mix their own special colors of ink. So it's only fitting that they would invent a nib that's a dream for ink enthusiasts. The Kakimori Pen Nib is a traditional metal dip pen, meant to be attached to a standard pen holder, but it has the soul of a fountain pen. The smooth, rounded tip writes just like a fine fountain pen, and the Pen Nib's broad, curved surface holds a surprisingly large amount of ink.

For those with a large ink collection (and those who like to write with thick inks that can't flow through fountain pens), the Kakimori Pen Nib is a maintenance-free way to write with just the ink you want. Unlike a fountain pen, the Pen Nib doesn't need to be flushed between colors. It cleans up with a simple rinse and dry, so you can dip it in a different little bottle of magical color.

The line is fairly constant, with a minimal amount of line variation and a similar width to a Japanese fine or a European extra fine. The precise writing characteristics will depend in large part on the ink you choose. Kakimori Pen Nib works with all kinds of inks, including standard dye-based fountain pen inks, pigmented fountain pen inks, and shellac drawing inks.

Fits in standard dip pen holders. We recommend using your Kakimori Pen Nib with a Kakimori Pen Holder and Kakimori Pigment Ink.

For even more creative options, pair this monoline writing nib with the broader, more variable Kakimori Brass Nib or Kakimori Stainless Steel Nib. All three can be used with the same holder—just rinse your nib and swap it out as needed.

Packaged in a Kakimori gift box. Made in Japan.

About Kakimori:

Kakimori began as a stationery shop in east Tokyo, and they've quickly become one of the most creative and thoughtful product design firms in our industry. Drawing on a tight-knit network of Japanese artisans and manufacturers, Kakimori offers playful and poetic supplies that bring traditional media into the contemporary world.

Browse our full Kakimori collection.



We ship all orders from our store in St. Louis, Missouri. 95% of orders are processed in 1-2 business days. Shipping to the United States is always free for orders over $59. For orders under $59, domestic shipping rates start at $4.50. You can calculate your shipping cost in the cart or at checkout. For St. Louis residents, we also offer free curbside pickup. Just select "Pick Up" on the first page of checkout.


If there's a problem with your order, please contact our customer service team at If your order is damaged or defective, we will send you a prepaid return label and replace the item immediately. If you change your mind about an order, you can ship it back to us in new condition for a refund or exchange. However, if there is no error on our part, we cannot refund shipping charges or pay for return shipping. The deadline for all returns is 30 days from the delivery date. All clearance items, dated calendars and planners, and grab bags are non-refundable.

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We are an independent retailer trusted by artists since 2015, and our expert staff are happy to help you with any questions you might have about our products and services. We love helping our customers choose colors, build gift packages for friends, and get started with new tools and materials. We can also take special orders for items not listed on this site.


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Kakimori Pen Nib

Kakimori Pen Nib