What Do You Mean, “Nib”??

Close-up of a straight penholder as opposed to an oblique holder.

This post stems from a question a friend asked me, and it was worded pretty much the same as the title of the article. I'll give you a brief overview of how a nib works and describe two of my current favorites.

Basic Calligraphy Materials

This article is geared toward the aspiring calligrapher, someone inspired by letters but unsure about where to begin. I will go over materials and information I suggest to those looking to begin with calligraphy.