The Nikko G chrome plated Japanese nib is hand-cut and very smooth. This popular nib has a medium flexibility which makes it ideal for Copperplate and Spencerian writing.
It is very durable and is excellent for beginners.
It can be used on a slightly textured surface as well as smooth surfaces.
Note: New dip pen nibs come coated with a protective oil residue which should be removed. To remove the residue, gently scrub the nib with toothpaste, rubbing alcohol, or warm water and dish soap. Alternatively, the oil residue can be burned off with a lighter, but please be careful when doing so!