About This Product
Calligraphers, cartoonists, and illustrators swear by the G Nib, a type of flexible and ultrafine nib offered under several Japanese brand names. These pens are uniquely useful for precise work because they offer super-thin hairlines while also allowing the artist to press harder and make big swells and droplet-shaped marks.
Tachikawa G Pens are somewhat stiffer than the other major brands, so they are an excellent choice for those who press a bit harder on their pens. Often, this includes beginners in calligraphy and drawing, who may not have developed the hand control needed for a softer nib like the Nikko G Pen, also manufactured by Tachikawa.
We offer the Tachikawa G Pen Nib in a set of 10, with a reusable plastic case and a small sheet of anti-rust paper to protect your nibs. It's nice to have replacements ready, because after metal nibs are used for a while, they lose some of their tensile strength and become less precise. You can tell it's time for a new nib when you can clearly see daylight between the tines.
Compatible with all standard pen holders, including Tachikawa's popular T-25, T-36, and T-40 pen holders.
Made in Japan.
About Tachikawa & Co., Ltd.:
Tachikawa, founded in 1935, is Japan's foremost manufacturer of metal dip pens. Both the Tachikawa and Nikko Pen brands are produced at Tachikawa's Iga City factory, an hour east of Osaka. Tachikawa nibs are world-renowned for their precision, flex, and durability, and have been used by professional illustrators for generations.