Gillott 303 Nib
The Gillott 303 is a flexible, sharply pointed nib which produces fine, elegant hairlines. Commonly used for Copperplate, but also great for Modern Calligraphy styles.
GOOD TO KNOW:
- This nib can be used with all our pen holders.
- When your nib arrives you will need to prepare it by one of the following methods: dip in nib cleaning fluid and wipe, submerge in boiling water for a few seconds, dip in your ink, wipe and repeat.
Standard Shipping Costs:
EU: Our shipping costs vary by country and are calculated at checkout.
USA: from $10.50 (charged in local currency)
Rest of the world:
We Ship Internationally. We take care of VAT and customs duty for EU customers. Your order will be shipped within 48 hours when in stock, please refer to lead times of the product you are buying, as some handmade / hand dipped products may take longer until we send them. Delivery is calculated from dispatch. All UK orders are shipped using Royal Mail Tracked 48. If you need your order by a specific date there is a next-day Special Delivery option.
If your order contains a pre-order item, your whole order will be shipped together in order to minimise our carbon footprint. So please refer to pre-order delivery times in this instance. Alternatively, you can ask us to split the order. In this case additional delivery costs will apply. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
I've prepared this nib, and it holds ink well.
It's not the easiest nib to control, and parts of it, other than the point, are very sharp - which makes me think that some quality control is lacking in the manufacturing process.
I thought I'd try the 303 as many others like it, but my first experience has been a disappointing one because of the point catching the paper and opening the tines too much during flourishes - I'll try a few different papers, but I won't hold my breath.
I think that I may stick to the Brause Steno.
I'm so sorry you're not getting on with this nib. We'd be more than happy to replace it for you as it should write very smoothly.
All the best