Nib Units and Spares

We stock nib units for many of the pens we sell.

If you cannot see the nib unit required please telephone us we can often obtain it for you, telephone: 01895 672537.

The nibs we stock are in the main current production items, if your pen is over five years old please check with us before ordering.


Italix Nib Sections and Spares

Italic, and conventional Nibs for the Italix Brand Pens, inc. Parson's, Churchmans etc.
  • Hand ground nib units
  • Choice of widths and styles
  • Metal Threads
  • Gold plated fittings
  • Made in Germany

Parson's Essential Nib Unit.

Note: It is not a good idea to buy spare nib units for the Parson's or Churchman's. Nibs need to be inside a cap to be kept ready for use or they will dry out and ink deposits accumulate on the 'feed' . This means that the nib unit must be cleaned before it is stored away for later use. It makes more sense to buy additional complete pens.

Note: The Nib and Feed option for the Parson's Essential and Viper's Strike requires an existing nib unit, buy the complete nib unit if unsure.

Excludes VAT and delivery


Italix 'Original' and Originalis Nib Sections and Spares

Italix offer inexpensive replacement and additional nib sections. 14 types.

Fits Italix 'Original' and 'Originalis' models only.

Gilt Stainless italic nibs ready to screw into the barrel of your Italix pen.

Just £5.00 each plus VAT. Also fit Studio K Symphonie pens.

  • Really inexpensive nib replacements.
  • Wider choice with still further configurations to be added.
  • Much cheaper than competitors.
  • Smooth and free flowing.
  • Made in UK by Leonardt.

Theses nibs only fit Italix 'Original' and no other Italix model.

Prices exclude VAT and delivery

Waterman Carene Nibs

Carene Nibs Stub

18ct Gold nibs .

Only gold nib (no rhodium plated versions)

We keep a selection in stock for immediate delivery, if out of stock please allow 10 days.

Price excludes VAT and delivery.

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Parker Sonnet Nibs

Parker Sonnet Nibs.

Gold Plated Medium only. Not stainless steel unplated as shown.

Price excludes VAT and delivery.

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Pelikan Nibs

Pelikan Nibs

We stock Pelikan nibs only for the pen models we sell. If we are out of stock please allow 10 days for delivery.

M 1000 18ct

  • Fine
  • Medium
  • Broad

M800 18ct

  • Fine
  • Medium
  • Broad

M200 Gold Plated

  • Extra Fine
  • Fine
  • Medium
  • Broad
  • Double Broad
  • Oblique

M150 Gold Plated

  • Fine
  • Medium
  • Broad

Prices exclude VAT and delivery.

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Sigma Nibs

Nibs for Sigma Pens

For Sigma Style:

Prices exclude VAT and delivery.

Italic Nibs

Italic Nibs, Nib Grinding and aftersales.

Manufacturers like Waterman, Parker and Sigma still offer italic nibs within parts of their ranges. Our own brand 'Italix' is dedicated to italic pens. MrPen will also custom grind nibs for models that do not incorporate italic versions within their offering. Straight italic, and oblique, both right and left handed can be produced.

Grinding nibs will remove some of the iridium tip (where iridium has been used by the maker) however enough should remain to give the nib a long life. In certain circumstances we may use silver solder as a tipping agent if retipping is needed. In further cases the nib may be left without any tipping material at all.

An original standard medium or broad nib is used as the component to be ground. We will grind the nib pellet flat (The pellet is the tip of the nib)  and then hand finish it to shape required. Sometimes we remove the pellet altogether and grind the tines (the tines are the split point of the nib) this may leave the nib shorter than the manufacturer's original. Nibs are individually polished but may still take a while to 'run in' .

It should be understood that custom ground nibs may not be covered by the original manufacturer's guarantee. This service is only offered on new pens that are sold by MrPen, the service is not offered for customer's existing fountain pens.

If you accidently damage the nib (a short drop on the point for example) we may be able to straighten it for you. If the nib has fractured then straightening it back to a perfect state is unlikely and a chargeable replacement may be the only solution.  Again we only support the pens we have sold, such a service is often offered as a free service to those who are our patrons.

Footnote dated 29th June 09: We have just acquired a small number of Cross 18ct gold nib units in italic, oblique and double broad. These fit the Century ll series of Cross Pens.

Nib Units

Most Pens come with a Medium Nib, the choice of 80% of customers.

However we can offer a wider choice  of nibs on most pens: Tick a box for your preference.
Italic options may also be available for your fountain pen selection, some nibs may be available from stock or can specially ground to an oblique tip . It should be noted that the round pellet (the little bobble at the tip of a nib) works for both left and right handed users, if you have an exaggerated grip then an oblique may help.

We can also grind nibs for shorthand use, writing music and other specialist applications.

You have 30 days to exchange your nib on any fountain pen purchased from MrPen. This does not apply if the nib has been reground by us to a customer request.

We are here to answer your questions from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm on 01895 672537.