Guide to Nib Tipping Sizes

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This data is supplied by the manufacturers. Please note that some nibs can vary within the same manufacturer.

Nib size

Type

PLATINUM

PILOT

SAILOR

Sai-bi Togi nib

Hard

 

 

≈0.10mm

UEF or XXF (Ultra Extra Fine)

Hard

≈0.10mm

 

 

EF or XF (Extra Fine)

Hard

≈0.18mm

≈0.25mm

≈0.23mm (0.18 ~ 0.28mm)

SEF (Soft Extra Fine)

Soft

 

≈0.25mm

(varies)

 

PO Posting)

Hard

 

≈0.25mm

 

F (Fine)

Hard

≈0.28mm

≈0.32mm

≈0.30mm (0.25 ~ 0.35mm)

SF (Soft Fine)

Soft

≈0.28mm

(varies)

≈0.32mm

(varies)

 

FM or MF (Fine Medium or Medium Fine)

Hard

≈0.38mm

≈0.40mm

≈0.36mm (0.31 ~ 0.41mm)

SFM (Soft Fine Medium)

Soft

 

≈0.40mm

(varies)

 

M (Medium)

Hard

≈0.49mm

≈0.50mm

≈0.50mm (0.45 ~ 0.55mm)

SM (Soft Medium)

Soft

 

≈0.50mm

(varies)

 

B (Broad)

Hard

≈0.60mm

≈0.61mm

≈0.6mm (0.55 ~ 0.65mm)

SB (Soft Broad)

Soft

 

≈0.61mm

(varies)

 

SU (Stub)

Hard

 

≈0.63mm

 

BB (Extra Broad)

Hard

≈1.0mm

≈0.72mm

 

C (Cosu / Coarse)

Hard

 

≈0.85mm

 

Z (Zoom)

Soft

 

 

0.75 ~ 0.95mm

MS (Music)

Hard

≈1.15mm

≈0.90mm

≈1.15mm

FA (Falcon)

Super Soft

 

≈0.35mm

(varies)

 

Naginata Togi Medium Fine - NMF

Soft

 

 

Widest Down-Stroke (at highest angle): ≈0.40mm
Widest Cross-Stroke (at lowest angle): ≈0.60mm

Naginata Togi Medium - NM

Soft

 

 

Widest Down-Stroke (at highest angle): ≈0.55mm
Widest Cross-Stroke (at lowest angle): ≈0.65mm

Naginata Broad - NB

Soft

 

 

Widest Down-Stroke (at highest angle): ≈0.60mm
Widest Cross-Stroke (at lowest angle): ≈0.80mm

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