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The Fountain Pen Nib
An illustration of the different parts of a generalized fountain pen nib. For a more detailed look at the parts of a nib, what is meant by the terms extra-fine, fine, medium, bold, stub, and so on, take a look at these sites…
Goulet Pens Anatomy of a Fountain Pen, and Goulet Pens also have a wonderful tool (the Nib Nook), that lets you compare nib widths and styles from a variety of pens. This is a great tool for helping you decide what type of nib you might want on your pen, when you’re buying online.
Every now and then, you may find you have bought a pen with a problem nib; get a professional to look at it. Search the web for the term Nibmeister, do some reading, e-mail one or two, pick one, and take your chances as you might with a new car mechanic, or electrician. Alternatively, read a workshop notes summary by the Nibmesiter’s Nibmeister, Richard Binder. The booklet is available here.
Pen Specifications and Size Guide
Says it all really, a visual guide to pen sizes for comparison, and other details that are worth knowing before you buy. Adobe PDF file format; 129KB.