Sketch Nib Fountain Pen



Draw with our Sketch nib in a Fountain Pen. If you like to draw quickly with a flexible nib, move the nib in all directions without snagging, and not worry about the nib snapping or rusting, this is a great pen for you.

  • Use any ink or paint, even India ink or acrylic paint
  • Press the pump when you want a stronger flow - you get what you press, from a drop to a gush
  • Slip the nib in and out easily
  • Exchange the feed to change the flow rate
  • Use other large nibs including the Zebra Manga G and Brause Rose nib - see list below
  • Large capacity cartridge - draw all day and don't worry about running out
  • Screw-on cap and body prevent leakage

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You can order additional Sketch nibs.

See all our Sketch nib pens.

With or Without Overfeed?

You can order this pen with or without an overfeed. The version without the overfeed is shipped unless you select the version with an overfeed.

The overfeed extends the width and range of lines you can draw. It rests above the nib, stores more ink between the nib and overfeed, controls the spread of the two tynes, and lets you draw wider lines for a longer time. Read more about our overfeeds.

You can remove the overfeed if you don't want to use it, but you must replace the overfeed with a spacer. You can slip overfeeds and spacers in and out of the pen.

About the reservoir

You can double the volume of ink or paint stored in the pen by removing the reservoir and filling the body. The reservoir provides a double wall of protection, which might be what you want, but you can carry more volume without the reservoir.

Feed flow rate

This pen ships with the standard feed flow, which works with most popular drawing inks and paints. You can order the rich flow large nib feed, which is designed for especially thick inks and paints, such as traditional India ink and acrylic paint. We suggest you try the standard flow feed first, and if that doesn't work, step up to the rich flow feed.

Polishing Sketch nibs

Sketch nibs are similar to traditional fountain pens and last much longer than dip nibs. Paper is rough, so your Sketch nibs will need polishing from time to time on the underside of the tip.

You can use lapping paper to smooth your Sketch nibs, or you can use a piece of paper from a brown bag. Tear off a section measuring two or three inches to a side, wet the paper, and draw lazy circles and figures eights, then test the nib on your favorite drawing paper. Usually a few seconds of polishing is sufficient. Avoid over polishing.

You can also reshape the tip with more vigorous polishing if you want a special effect, such as left oblique or stub.

Other nibs you can use

  • Slip in the Zebra Manga G, Brause Rose, most other Brause nibs, several Osmioid nibs, and selected Hunt nibs including the 22B, 56, and 101
  • Insert our Nikko/Tachikawa feed and use those nibs as well as the Leonardt Principal nib
  • Insert an adaptor to draw and write with crowquill and Gillott 303 nibs

    What you get in this package

    • One Fountain Pen
    • One Sketch nib
    • Matching feed with your flow selection
    • Pen user instructions
    • Overfeed installed if you ordered it

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