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AdministratorMargaret-
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Nikko G
on: December 10, 2013, 13:11
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I find that I have a love/hate relationship with this nib. When I began calligraphy, I was very heavy handed and had to work for quite a while to lighten it up. I kept reading about calligraphers who only wrote with the Nikko G, so I ordered it. (When I order a new nib, I always order 3. I find that number allows me to get a feel for a nib and know if I want to purchase it again.)

The first day I wanted to throw it in the trash. It requires a heavy hand to get thicks. I put it down for a while, but lately I've been leaning to it more and more. The Nikko G is a very large nib and requires a little adjustment to the way you move the pen across the paper. However, for me, it gave me a new style. Because of its size, the Nikko G allows me to have a little more up and down in my writing. It's much more playful than any other nib I have.

Writing with the Nikko G is very different than any nib I had learned to write with. If you haven't tried this nib, give it a shot. It takes some adjustment but I've had a lot of fun with it.

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Re: Nikko G
on: December 13, 2013, 06:58
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I really love the Nikko G 🙂 Especially when I'm having a heavy-handed day and just can't use my finer Brause nibs...

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Re: Nikko G
on: December 16, 2013, 02:27
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Do you feel like there's much difference between the Nikko G and the Zebra G? I have them both, but my first impression was that the Nikko seemed so similar to the Zebra. So I just kept using the Zebra. I've heard the Nikko is a little stiffer, but I haven't used it enough to know.

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Re: Nikko G
on: January 17, 2014, 10:29
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Nikko is stiffer than Zebra for sure, @thisrestlessness, but I like them both!

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AdministratorFOZZY
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Re: Nikko G
on: January 23, 2014, 17:15
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I have the Tachikawa, Nikko and Zebra G's. Because I enjoy soft nibs, they basically feel the same to me. Though I find that I get to manage ink flow and movement with the Tachikawa more (for some reason I can't really explain).

I love using them for quick jotting. Like a fast freehand. I find that it's tiring if I use it for Copperplate and a lot of people say it's suited for Spencerian. I have yet to give that a try, because I find that it stresses my hand when I want to get big swells.

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