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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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from Graniteville, SC
Comments about Speedball Standard Point Dip Pen Nibs:
These nibs are perfect for getting small smooth lines using china paints on porcelain.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
from Moreno Valley CA
Blick is always very good
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great for details in coloring
By Dawn Can Draw
from New York
I have the #512 and 513 and like both for stems and leaf lines and tiny cross hatching. They are also easy to clean.
Calligraphy Ink Nibs
from Anamosa, Iowa
I use dip pens daily, and the nib is one of my favourites. I have a difficult time finding these and was pleased to find Dick Blick has such a variety! Well packeged and sent in a timely maner.
Pen nib works fine!
By Sunday School Teacher
from Hamburg, PA
The nib worked fine and after looking at several sites, I found this to be a great price. Obviously, from the nib type, you should not expect it to hold a lot of ink and therefore you'll need to dip it in ink quite frequently. But this serves my purpose of giving gradeschool children the opportunity to see what it is like to write on parchment with ink for a study of the Apostle Paul A's letters and Adventures. Of course he didn't use a pen and ink quite like this, but it serves our purpose:)
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Good, but wish was more secure
By Art Lady
from Knoxville, Tennessee
I used the scratch knives with elementary students. I wish the knives went into the pen holder more. They stayed but I wish they went in deeper, I felt the hold was awkward with too much metal sticking out. Scratching off scratchboard surface went well.
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