Broad Edge Nibs Speedball


Utilizing the same historically proven processes specifically catered to each individual nib’s design, Speedball takes painstaking measures to ensure that each of these nibs meets even the most discerning standards.

A Series

Patented in 1913 and introduced two years later, the A-Series nib is where it all started for Speedball. Its unique multi-purpose design allows artists to create a variety of strokes with just a flip of the pen.

  • Hold the A-Series nib perpendicular to the base line, keeping the “shoe” of the pen nib flat on the paper’s surface. This produces a uniform stroke in any direction with squared beginnings and endings.
  • Hold the A-Series nib at an angle to achieve either diamond-shaped beginning and ending stroke or a square finish on a diagonal stroke.
  • Turn the A-Series nib on its back to use the broad, flat end of the pen to produce either lettering with thicks and thins or to create the serifs on lettering of uniform width.

Available in (6) nib widths, the A-Series nib is ideal for any Gothic or Monoline lettering style that has lines of uniform width with a squared finish. Suitable for use with any straight/classic style penholder.

B Series

The B-Series nib made its debut in the 2nd edition of The Speedball Textbook®, in 1916. Like the A-Series, the B-Series has a bent end to form a “shoe” that can easily produce a uniform width line. Unlike its counterpart, the Speedball B-Series nib has a rounded finish that makes it ideal for creating sans serif letters without thick and thin lines.

Available in (8) nib widths, the B-Series is perfect for creating a variety of monoline lettering, drawn letters (e.g. Versals) and “built-up” letters, such as the Double Stroke Poster Roman. Suitable for use with any straight/classic style penholder.

C Series

The third addition to the Speedball series of pen nibs, the C-Series, was introduced in 1918 in the 4th edition of The Speedball Textbook. This series features a traditional broad edge nib with a great degree of flexibility. Our most popular of the three broad edge offerings, the C-Series nib is meant to be held at a constant angle throughout the creation of any traditional calligraphic alphabet (with minor variations needed, depending upon the lettering style). This consistent angle gives the lettering artist the desired thick and thin strokes usually associated with broad edge calligraphy, such as Roman, Carolingian, Uncial, Italic, Gothicized Italic, Blackletter or Neuland.

Available in (6) nib widths in the original C-Series design, or (5) nib widths in the left-handed C-Series variation and suitable for use with any straight/classic style penholder.

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2-Packs

Item No. Description List Sale In Stock Notices Add to Cart
SPD-009484
C2 Nibs (Pack of 2)
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
C2 $5.89 $5.30
10% off
In stock
SPD-009485
C3 Nibs (Pack of 2)
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
C3 $5.89 $5.30
10% off
In stock
SPD-009486
C4 Nibs (Pack of 2)
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
C4 $5.89 $5.30
10% off
Out of stock
SPD-009491
C1 Nibs (Pack of 2)
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
C1 $5.89 $5.30
10% off
In stock
SPD-031016
#B-5/B-6 Pen Nibs (Pack of 2)
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
B5/B6 $5.84 $5.26
10% off
Out of stock
SPD-031001
#A-0/A-1 Pen Nibs (Pack of 2)
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
A0/A1 $5.84 $5.26
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-031003
#A-2/A-3 Pen Nibs (Pack of 2)
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
A2/A3 $5.84 $5.26
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-031005
#A-4/A-5 Pen Nibs (Pack of 2)
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
A4/A5 $5.84 $5.26
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-031010
#B-0/B-1 Pen Nibs (Pack of 2)
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
B0/B1/2 $5.84 $5.26
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-031012
#B-1/B-2 Pen Nibs (Pack of 2)
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
B1/B2 $5.84 $5.26
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-031014
#B-3/B-4 Pen Nibs (Pack of 2)
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
B3/B4 $5.84 $5.26
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-031023
#C-2/C-3 Pen Nibs (Pack of 2)
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
C2/C3 $5.84 $5.26
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-031025
#C-4/C-5 Pen Nibs (Pack of 2)
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
C4/C5 $5.84 $5.26
10% off
Out of stock, special order

Individual Nibs

Item No. Description List Sale In Stock Notices Add to Cart
SPD-003000
A0 Square Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
A0 Square $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-0030010
A1 Square Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
A1 Square $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-0030020
A2 Square Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
A2 Square $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-0030030
A3 Square Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
A3 Square $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-003004
A4 Square Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
A4 Square $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-0030050
A5 Square Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
A5 Square $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-003010
B0 Round Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
B0 Round $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-003011
B1 Round Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
B1 Round $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-0030120
B2 Round Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
B2 Round $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-003013
B3 Round Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
B3 Round $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-003014
B4 Round Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
B4 Round $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-003015
B5 Round Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
B5 Round $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-003016
B6 Round Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
B6 Round $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-003017
B1/2 Round Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
B1/2 Round $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-003018
B5-1/2 Round Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
B5-1/2 Round $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-003020
C0 Flat Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
C0 Flat $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-0030210
C1 Flat Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
C1 Flat $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-0030220
C2 Flat Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
C2 Flat $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-0030230
C3 Flat Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
C3 Flat $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-003024
C4 Flat Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
C4 Flat $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-003025
C5 Flat Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
C5 Flat $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order
SPD-003026
C6 Flat Pen Nib
Pens, Inks & Markers / Dip Pen Nibs & Holders / Broad Edge Nibs
C6 Flat $2.81 $2.53
10% off
Out of stock, special order