Dip Nib Guide

‘Are you looking to create something specific with a dip nib?’ Use our dip nib guide to understand which of Manuscript’s Leonardt Dip Nibs will be suitable for which calligraphy font type and the line widths that you can create. All of the Dip Nibs shown here can be used with a standard sized pen holder.

Most nibs illustrated here are available in our range of Dip Pen & Nib Sets. For bulk purchases or to find out about our full range of Leonardt Dip Nibs please contact Manuscript directly.

Leonardt Round Hand Dip Nib GuideMore +

A traditional calligraphy nib used for Roman Round Hand, Gothic and Uncial writing styles. Available in point sizes 0-6. Bronze finished.

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 6 point

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 6 point

 

 

 

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 5 point

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 5 point

 

 

 

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 4 point

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 4 point

 

 

 

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 3.5 point

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 3.5 point

 

 

 

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 3 point

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 3 point

 

 

 

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 2.5 point

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 2.5 point

 

 

 

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 2 point

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 2 point

 

 

 

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 1.5 point

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 1.5 point

 

 

 

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 1 point

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 1 point

 

 

 

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 0 point

Leonardt Round Hand Nib- 0 point

 

 

Leonardt Tape Dip Nib GuideMore +

An Ornamental Nib and Reservoir, right oblique calligraphy nib with a top loading reservoir. Available in point sizes 0.5-4. Bronze finished.

Leonardt Tape Nib- 0.5 point

Leonardt Tape Nib- 0.5 point

 

 

 

Leonardt Tape Nib- 1 point

Leonardt Tape Nib- 1 point

 

 

 

Leonardt Tape Nib- 1.5 point

Leonardt Tape Nib- 1.5 point

 

 

 

Leonardt Tape Nib- 2 point

Leonardt Tape Nib- 2 point

 

Leonardt Tape Nib- 2.5 point

Leonardt Tape Nib- 2.5 point

 

 

 

Leonardt Tape Nib- 3 point

Leonardt Tape Nib- 3 point

 

 

 

Leonardt Tape Nib- 4 point

Leonardt Tape Nib- 4 point

 

Leonardt Italic Dip Nib GuideMore +

A range of calligraphy dip nibs suitable for italic font type. Available in a range of nib widths, including scroll 4 and 6.

Leonardt Italic Metal Pen Nib

Leonardt Italic Metal Pen Nib – Suitable for Italic handwriting

 

 

 

Scroll Dip Nib- Ideal for creating borders on posters, illustrations, certificates etc. (Image shown for illustration purposes. Finishes may vary.)

Leonardt Scroll Nib- 3.2mm width

Leonardt Scroll Nib- 3.2mm width

 

 

 

Leonardt Scroll Nib- 2.5mm width.

Leonardt Scroll Nib- 2.5mm width.

 

 

 

 

Classic Italic Dip Nibs (Image shown for illustration purposes. Finishes may vary.) Available in points 3B-Fine.

Leonardt Classic Italic Nib- Fine

Leonardt Classic Italic Nib- Fine

 

 

 

Leonardt Classic Italic Nib- Medium

Leonardt Classic Italic Nib- Medium

 

 

 

Leonardt Classic Italic Nib- Broad

Leonardt Classic Italic Nib- Broad

 

 

 

Leonardt Classic Italic Nib- 2B

Leonardt Classic Italic Nib- 2B

 

 

 

Leonardt Classic Italic Nib- 3B

Leonardt Classic Italic Nib- 3B

Leonardt Ornamental Dip Nib GuideMore +

Leonardts Ornamental range of nibs are suitable for mono-line lettering. The integral top mount reservoir allows an even flow of ink. Suitable for strokes of the same thickness and for using with a letter stencil. Available in point sizes 0.5-5.

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 0.5 point

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 0.5 point

 

 

 

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 0.75 point

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 0.75 point

 

 

 

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 1 point

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 1 point

 

 

 

 

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 1.5 point

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 1.5 point

 

 

 

 

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 2 point

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 2 point

 

 

 

 

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 2.5 point

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 2.5 point

 

 

 

 

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 3 point

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 3 point

 

 

 

 

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 3.5 point

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 3.5 point

 

 

 

 

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 4 point

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 4 point

 

 

 

 

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 5 point

Leonardt Ornamental Nib- 5 point

 

Leonardt Poster Dip Nib GuideMore +

Leonardt’s range of Poster nibs are available in point sizes 4mm-15mm. The range of nibs can be used for creating bold lettering, traditionally used in the creation of borders and posters.

Leonardt Poster Nib- 4mm width

Leonardt Poster Nib- 4mm width

 

 

 

Leonardt Poster Nib- 5mm width

Leonardt Poster Nib- 5mm width

 

 

 

Leonardt Poster Nib- 6mm width

Leonardt Poster Nib- 6mm width

 

 

 

Leonardt Poster Nib- 8mm width

Leonardt Poster Nib- 8mm width

 

 

 

Leonardt Poster Nib- 10mm width

Leonardt Poster Nib- 10mm width

 

 

 

Leonardt Poster Nib- 15mm width

Leonardt Poster Nib- 15mm width

 

Leonardt Copperplate Dip Nib Guide - Pointed NibMore +

Leonardt’s range of pointed nibs are among the most favourite nibs for Copperplate, Spencerian and Modern Calligraphy. Read something lovely about our best seller EF Principal Nib

EF Principal Nib, an extra fine nib suitable for both Copperplate and Spencerian writing styles. Code DPPRINCE

EF Principal Nib, an extra fine nib suitable for both Copperplate and Spencerian writing styles. Code DPPRINCE

Copperplate 2: Point Nib, suitable for small Copperplate writing. Code: DP111 polished

Copperplate 2: Point Nib, suitable for small Copperplate writing. Code: DP111 polished

Copperplate : crown Nib, a fine nib suited to Copperplate writing. Code: DP41 Bronze

Copperplate : crown Nib, a fine nib suited to Copperplate writing. Code: DP41 Bronze

Shorthand Nib: very flexible nib. Code: DP40 blue

Shorthand Nib: very flexible nib. Code: DP40 blue

Leonardt Drawing and Mapping NibsMore +

Drawing Nib: drawing nib excellence for versals and tendrils. Suitable for use on China and Porcelain. Code: DP256 - bronze (gilt available for bulk purchase only)

Drawing Nib: drawing nib excellence for versals and tendrils. Suitable for use on China and Porcelain. Code: DP256 – bronze (gilt available for bulk purchase only)

Lithografic Nib. Extra fine nib with very flexible point. Ideal for drawing and detailed ink work. Code: DP518 polished

Lithografic Nib. Extra fine nib with very flexible point. Ideal for drawing and detailed ink work. Code: DP518 polished

Drawing Nib. Fine nib ideal for drawing and sketching. Code DP700 Polished

Drawing Nib. Fine nib ideal for drawing and sketching. Code DP700 Polished

Mapping Nib/ Drawing nib without collar for outlining, tendrils and filigree illumination. Code: DP800 Bronze

Mapping Nib/ Drawing nib without collar for outlining, tendrils and filigree illumination. Code: DP800 Bronze

Mapping/Drawing Nib, excellent for outlining, tendrils and filigree illumination. Code: DP801 Bronze

Mapping/Drawing Nib, excellent for outlining, tendrils and filigree illumination. Code: DP801 Bronze

 

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