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Leonardt Extra Fine Principal Nib

Item #: princi
Our Price: $2.25
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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

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By Andrea
not for beginners
November 16, 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.
By Sara
Worcester, MA
Great Pointed Nib
November 7, 2021
This nib has a very thin upstroke and minimal catching. I also love the thicker swells during downstrokes. It is also very flexible and great for Spencerian and Copperplate. This is in my top two of pointed nibs.
By Alba
January 22, 2021
This is my favorite nib for engrossers script.
I love how it performs: the hair lines, shadows and the precision. I've been very lucky that mine have had a real long life, so for that too, it's been a plus.
By Brandi
Perfect Fine lines
December 16, 2020
Because of the Principle's ability to create the finest of lines, it has quickly become a must have in my Copperplate work. Love it!
By Catherine
New York
Great nib
November 29, 2020
After reading about how well-loved this nib is in the calligraphy community, of course I had to get some for myself. This is a great nib and not difficult (in my opinion) for a beginner-intermediate level.