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Leonardt Extra Fine Principal Nib

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The Leonardt Principal is a favorite of many calligraphers, including Michael Sull. Extra-fine and very flexible, the Principal produces fine hairlines and healthy swells, and glides across textured surfaces like a dream. Modeled on the rare vintage Principality No. 1, this nib was produced with the expert advice of lettering artists and is a fine choice for many styles: Copperplate, Spencerian, modern calligraphy, and more. Bronze finish. This nib is ideal for intermediate or advanced level calligraphers and is not recommended for beginners.

For more information about the performance of this nib, including tips for best use, comparative charts, and example artwork, read our blog post with Schin Loong from @openinkstand.

Discounts are are follows: Individual nibs cost $2.00 each when purchasing 10, $1.75 each when purchasing 25

The Leonardt Principal is a favorite of many calligraphers, including Michael Sull. Extra-fine and very flexible, the Principal produces fine hairlines and healthy swells, and glides across textured surfaces like a dream. Modeled on the rare vintage Principality No. 1, this nib was produced with the...

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The Leonardt Principal is a favorite of many calligraphers, including Michael Sull. Extra-fine and very flexible, the Principal produces fine hairlines and healthy swells, and glides across textured surfaces like a dream. Modeled on the rare vintage Principality No. 1, this nib was produced with the expert advice of lettering artists and is a fine choice for many styles: Copperplate, Spencerian, modern calligraphy, and more. Bronze finish. This nib is ideal for intermediate or advanced level calligraphers and is not recommended for beginners.

For more information about the performance of this nib, including tips for best use, comparative charts, and example artwork, read our blog post with Schin Loong from @openinkstand.

Discounts are are follows: Individual nibs cost $2.00 each when purchasing 10, $1.75 each when purchasing 25
 

Compatibility Standard Holders, Adjustable Holders
Skill Level Advanced, Intermediate
Leonardt Extra Fine Principal Nib
 

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Customer Reviews

20 Review
  • For advanced calligraphers 4

    Posted by Michael on Aug 1st 2022

    The LP is a high quality nib for sure, but not so friendly to beginners. The thin upstrokes are really thin, but also scratches the paper more than beginner nibs like hunt 22b. The nib itself is also a lot more flexible, making it harder to control. I'd recommend it to advanced calligraphers who already have good technique. MS.

  • For advanced calligraphers 4

    Posted by Michael on Aug 1st 2022

    The LP is a high quality nib for sure, but not so friendly to beginners. The thin upstrokes are really thin, but also scratches the paper more than beginner nibs like hunt 22b. The nib itself is also a lot more flexible, making it harder to control. I'd recommend it to advanced calligraphers who already have good technique. MS.

  • not for beginners 5

    Posted by Andrea on Nov 16th 2021

    Definetely not for beginners... But once you get to intermediate level, it's just so beautiful to write with. Creates amazing thin and thick strokes, which makes it good for Copperplate. I think it's not for all kind of inks either. Some inks work fine, others don't that well.

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