« SES Creative Make Your Own Jewelry Tree Kit Little Tikes Tumble Train » 3 thoughts on “Speedball 10 Pen Nib Assorted Set” 24 of 25 people found the following review helpful SMOOTH DELIVERY – GOOD NIBS FOR THE MONEY., May 24, 2012 By Don B. (The Ozarks) – This review is from: Speedball 10 Pen Nib Assorted Set (Kitchen) These nibs do indeed “hold” more ink than your average nib on the street. I can also tell you, that for the price, these nibs perform as well, and if not better, than some of the more expensive nibs I have used over the years. I was digging through my art stuff and found a box containing quite a number of these things I have collected throughout the years and to be quite frank, I had forgotten I had them. Anyway, I had already purchased this new set so out of curiosity I tried quite a number of them, i.e. the old versus the new. These new tips held up quite well in my unofficial and purely nonscientific test. These nibs fit all my old pen holders but I do have two of the Speedball Sapphire models which are my favorite…one rather new and one rather old. If these things are not abused and are kept clean as all pen nibs should be kept, there is no reason they will not last for years. The ink delivery is quite smooth and there is no “rough” feel about them. All in all, I am quite satisfied with this product and am delighted with the price here on Amazon. To be honest, these cost me about four more bucks here at a local art supply house…teach me to do my research! Don BlankenshipThe Ozarks 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 13 of 14 people found the following review helpful These nibs are really awful, January 31, 2014 By Amphibologia (Berkeley, California) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Speedball 10 Pen Nib Assorted Set (Kitchen) I bought these because of the glowing reviews I read here. I’ve been lettering and doing calligraphy for 43 years now and these are the worst nibs I have ever tried to use. They don’t hold ink at all, they skip (when they even write), they chew up your paper–you name it, they suck. The only way to make these work is by using super sturdy paper and a very heavy ink for everything, which more than negates any money you save by favoring these over a better made but undoubtedly pricier set. I extensively compared them with my own (old) nibs on the same sheets of paper, using the same inks, and I am aghast at how unusably bad these are. With halfway decent nibs you can calligraph and letter virtually any paper with virtually any ink with fine results and save your money for really special projects. In contrast, the pilot pen I also purchased works really well and is gentle with even recycled paper. I am sorry to be so harsh on these, but if you want to enjoy your lettering and calligraphy and DON’T want to drop a bundle on paper, ink and repeated efforts, look elsewhere! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 15 of 17 people found the following review helpful Clean These!, November 8, 2012 By Happy Go Luck – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Speedball 10 Pen Nib Assorted Set (Kitchen) These will rust badly if you do not clean and dry them properly. I ruined mine. Don’t ruin yours. 🙁 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.