A wide selection of 15 types of nib to help you find the writing touch that best suits you.

For broad or fine handwriting, minute or large writing, for people who press lightly or heavily on the paper.
Even though ‘write’ is said in a single word, there exist a variety of uses and preferences.
So that they can be selected for various purposes and by a range of personalities, we have brought together up to 15 types of nib in CUSTOM Series.
You are certain to find the writing touch that best suits you in CUSTOM Series.

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A wide selection of 15 types of nib to help you find the writing touch that best suits you.
For broad or fine handwriting, minute or large writing, for people who press lightly or heavily on the paper.
Even though ‘write’ is said in a single word, there exist a variety of uses and preferences.
So that they can be selected for various purposes and by a range of personalities,
we have brought together up to 15 types of nib in CUSTOM Series.
You are certain to find the writing touch that best suits you in CUSTOM Series.

15 types of nib from which to choose according to your uses and preferences

Standard Nib Sizes

  • EF

    Extra Fine
    Hard nib for extra fine lettering

    For those who write using minute lettering, such as in diaries
    * For those who are learning pen calligraphy (for PILOT pen calligraphy course, also recommended by teachers)

    Way of holdingIn upright position

  • F

    Fine
    Hard nib for fine lettering

    Wide range of uses, such as notebooks, diaries, letters, CVs (As first-time users tend to press down harder on the nib, fine lettering is recommended.)

    Way of holdingFairly upright

  • FM

    Fine Medium
    Hard nib for medium fine lettering

    Notebooks, diaries, letters, CVs and a wide range of other uses

    Way of holdingFairly upright

  • M

    Medium
    Hard, medium lettering

    For those who write letters or use slightly larger lettering

    Way of holdingFairly upright

  • B

    Broad
    Bold lettering

    For writing names and addresses on envelopes, signatures, etc.

    Way of holdingIn slightly slanted position

  • BB

    Broad Broad
    Very bold lettering

    For writing names and addresses on envelopes, signatures, etc.

    Way of holdingSlightly slanted

Soft-writing touch Nib Types

  • SF

    Soft Fine
    Soft-writing touch fine lettering

    Since the nib gives a cushioned feel during writing, facilitates variations in lettering width. For people who can only apply weak pen pressure

    Way of holdingSlanted

  • SFM

    Soft Fine Medium
    Soft-writing touch medium lettering

    Since the nib gives a cushioned feel during writing, facilitates variations in lettering width. For people who can only apply weak pen pressure

    Way of holdingSlanted

  • SM

    Soft Medium
    Soft-writing touch medium lettering

    Since the nib gives a cushioned feel during writing, facilitates variations in lettering width. For people who can only apply weak pen pressure

    Way of holdingSlanted

Special Nib Types

  • PO

    PO Posting
    Extra-fine lettering with a downward-turned nib

    Since the slit of the nib is narrow, well suited to fine lettering

    Way of holdingUpright

  • FA

    Falcon
    Super soft writing touch, imitates the feel of writing with a brush

    Handwriting like a brush with a touch even softer than that of SF
    Enables variations of line width emphasis. Not suited to those who press down heavily

    Way of holdingSlanted

  • WA

    Waverly
    Medium lettering with an upward-turned nib

    Easy to use in any writing style, regardless of writing angle. For those who write correspondence or use slightly larger lettering

    Way of holdingAt any angle

  • SU

    Stub
    Medium fine lettering with broad downstrokes and thin side strokes

    Since the vertical and horizontal lines of the lettering differ in width, able to give a feel to the lettering

    Way of holdingFairly upright

  • C

    Coarse
    Very bold lettering

    Especially for those who like large letters, for signatures, etc

    Way of holdingFairly slanted

  • MS

    Music
    Especially bold for musical score and can also be used for design

    Generally said to be for musical score use, but since the lettering width differs like that of an SU nib, can also be used like a calligraphy pen

    Way of holdingUpright

  • * Falcon (FA) is intended for people who can only apply weak pen pressure.
  • * Depending on the series, there will be types of pen that will not be available.

List of Mainstay Product Nib Types

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EFExtra Fine     EF EF
FFine   F F
SFSoft Fine     SF SF
FMFine Medium   FM FM
SFMSoft Fine Medium     SFM SFM
MMedium M M
SMSoft Medium     SM SM
BBroad B B
BBBroad Broad   BB BB
POPosting     PO     PO
FAFalcon     FA     FA
WAWaverly     WA     WA
SUStub     SU     SU
CCoarse     C   C
MSMusic       MS   MS