No. 3 18ct Gold Nib

The No. 3 18ct gold nibs are our smaller size nibs available in fine, medium and broad or the set of all 3 sizes. The 18ct gold nibs are two-tone colour and rhodium plated, and have an iridium tip for smooth writing and long life.


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Size 3 nibs are our smallest nibs measuring 7.5mm wide, and are standard in the smaller Onoto pens including Emma Hamilton, Royal Ballet Aspiration, Excel, Burlington, Heritage Plunger-filler and Overlay No 1 pens.

Available in:

  • Fine produces approximately a 0.3mm – 0.4mm wide line of ink
  • Medium produces approximately a 0.5mm – 0.65mm wide line of ink
  • Broad produces approximately a 0.7mm – 0.9mm wide line of ink

The thickness of the line depends on the pressure exerted on the pen, and the type of paper. As a rule, a broad nib suits large handwriting and flowing signatures, fine nibs suit smaller handwriting and figure work. Broad nibs can tend to fill in the spaces in “b”, “d”, “e”, “6” etc if your handwriting is small. A medium nib is a good compromise, and selected by the majority of fountain pen users.

All of our deliveries will be tracked and insured. The delivery charges are based on destinations:

UK under £50 – standard: £4.99 + vat; upgrade to Courier delivery: £9.99+vat
UK over £50 – standard: Free; upgrade to Courier delivery: £9.99+vat
EU - standard: 14.99 no vat; upgrade to Courier delivery: £24.99 no vat
Rest of World – standard: £19.99 no vat; upgrade to Courier delivery: £29.99 no vat

EU countries include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Items with standard specifications, i.e. no options are chosen, will normally be dispatched within 2-3 working days. Delivery lead time can be delayed in some circumstances. For example if you have requested personalisation of your order such as engraving or change of fittings.

If for any reason we are unable to meet our delivery commitments, we will contact you with a revised estimated delivery date or offer you the option to cancel or select other goods.

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