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Three types of pen nib holders are available: standard point, fine point, and crow quill. Standard pen nibs have a larger, half-round body which only fits a standard pen holder. The standard pen holder is also used for scratch art and linoleum cutters.
Standard nibs do not fit in quill or fine point holders. Crow quill pen nibs have a cylindrical holder. Fine point nibs take a holder with a smaller, half round body.
#101 Imperial Nib
Flexible for ornamental work, bronze finish.
#22B Standard Extra Fine Nib
Medium stiff, bronze finish, for ornamental work and ruling.
#512 Bowl Pointed Nib
Fine pen for ruling and lettering.
#513EF Globe Nib
Extra fine bowl pointed for industrial arts.
#56 Standard School Nib
Stiff action, fine drawing pen for student use, bronze finish.
#99 Standard Drawing Nib
Extra fine point especially for drafting and lithography.
Dick Blick Standard Holder
6¾" long, gray plastic holder fits all standard pen points, scratch knives and lino cutters. Not for crow quill or fines point nibs.
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Perfect general writing Nib
By Robin C
Comments about Speedball Standard Point Dip Pen Nibs:
best nib for a beginner and lovely nib for easy writing. great for journaling. Not a calligraphy nib but I've made a few flourishes with it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Used for 19th century writing demo
from Westminster MD
I help organize a Civil war event and wanted pens for children (and adults) to try their hand at writing with a dip pen and making a calling card. These were perfect.
Great quality at a fraction of the price elseware.
By Nostalgia Guy
from Jupiter, FL
I have always had a love of antiquated methods of doing things and the nibs i got here for my dip pens are easily the best quality i have found. I previously had purchased a similar product from another site and what i received from them was disappointing at best. The quality, ease of purchase and price from Blick are so superior to any competitor i have yet seen that it is unlikely i will shop elsewhere for this product again.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Northern Colorado
I've been using this brand of nibs for over 45 years doing ink sketches. This is an old fashioned tool, but there is nothing, not even electronic applications, that equals the feel of pen to paper.
MY SECOND PURCHASE ...
from Staunton, Virginia
I'm fascinated by the "Legendary Look" of dip-nib pen point calligraphy and artwork. My previous and first purchase of this fine company's excellent product tested so wonderfully well for my transmedia requirements, that I expanded the variety and technical capacity of these excellent dip-nibs for this, my second purchase.My calligraphic work is done on traditionally hand-laid & moulded conservator-certified Egyptian papyrus, which naturally has a highly variable and distinct cross-grained surface-- and my Speedball nibs handle this constantly changing rollercoaster of a surface beautifully. And with a quick wipe of my ever-handy small damp cleaner rag, I can use the same nib to quickly change over to any of my hand-mixed acrylic vehicle powder pigmented inks for required decorative effects, without any interruption of creative work flow.My second purchase also increased my technical ability to meet otherwise unnervingly precisionistic creative challenges in my canvas oil paintings and sculptures. I've already used my range of Speedball nibs to execute finest detail work on a number of projects that even the finest quality brush tip couldn't execute. With skill acquired through practical experience, how much medium you load onto a given nib, and application pressure and speed offer you excellent control over who knows how many creative-technical challenges?Attached is an excellent example of the ultra-precisionistic transmedia technical & creative effects I've already accomplished using my nib set. It's the necklace part of a complete earrings, ring and bracelet ensemble I created for my dearest friend Rose, who is the only person on Earth for whom I'd create ***any*** sort of jewellery whatsoever (I just refuse to 'do' jewellery). I created the necklace panels using an industrial 1:1 mixed epoxy resin compound, which I cast in custom-made molds, and then shaped and deeply sculpted using diamond tipped drill bits and riffling file sets. All that razor-sharp precisionistic deeply sculpted groove area shape & colour delineation in black, and various metallic-effect hand-mixed acrylic vehicle + powdered microcrystalline pigment inks, was all ***very*** easily accomplished with my Speedball nibs.
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AMAZING PRECISIONISTIC TECHNICAL RANGE
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from Graniteville, SC
These nibs are perfect for getting small smooth lines using china paints on porcelain.
from Stuart, FL
Its just a nb but it works fine.
They are perfect!
from Ocala fl
I use them all the time and they work great every time! Best investment I have made on this site so far!
from Peoria, AZ
It is difficult to find individual nibs for a good price without having to buy the full set. This was a perfect solution for someone who uses only a couple types of nibs for the most part.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
A Dip's First Time With Dip Pens
By Johnny Doodle
from FL Panhandle
I'm a cartoonist. Notice I didn't say a professional cartoonist. Pro's get paid while others try and balance the urge to draw at late hours with the responsibility of holding a day job to pay bills. When it comes to tools the last thing I can afford is experimenting. I learned long ago Microns are great when I can afford them and Papermate Flairs and Sharpe markers do the trick on sheets of copy paper 'borrowed' from the office, so why reach beyond that barrier and drop my last few dollars on the latest and greatest pen, marker, or weasel brush that I may or may not like? I have Ramen noodles to buy after all so my dog can eat and to keep up on modern art supplies I may have to eat my dog. But thank goodness I was reminded of the many several professionals out there still using old school dip pens. I got a bunch for so much less than a single brush pen or marker. After a few drawings my work almost looked like something someone else drew. The nibs really added something to my lines and sometimes I had to go with the line the nib gave me instead of pushing it around my way. The 513EF was the one that glided the easiest. It slides across the paper in all directions without any spits or sputters and loads up on ink requiring less dipping. Nibs take getting used to and I'll always keep my modern pens nearby but I like having nibs in the mix. It makes me feel all artsy and stuff. I just had to slow my roll and learn how to work with the nib. It was almost meditative and hours went by before I knew it. Getting dip pen nibs reinvigorated my interest in cartooning and what a sweet deal at less than $2 each for most nibs. So thank you dip pen nibs and BLICK Art Supply! I'm happy as can be scribbling and doodling, sketching and practicing into the night. I even have money left over for more Ramen noodles. My dog thanks you too.
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