So recently there has been a new rockstar nib that just arrived in town… the Titanium Zebra G. The regular Zebra G has been quite popular, but I never really liked it much because it would have dry upstrokes, I don’t know if it’s because the nib is not broken in, or what, but it happens all the time.
Anyway, I just use the Nikko G until the new Titanium Zebra G became available on Amazon. It has a pretty golden color so I thought I’d try it and split it with a pal. I wasn’t expecting much from it…
The nib is not actually Titanium of course, but the suspicion is that it is just a regular Zebra G but coated with titanium nitride, which I’ve been told is a coating used to harden tools such as drill bits. This makes the nib last 4 times longer than an usual Zebra G, which is what was on the product info.
When it arrived, I just cleaned one out and tried it out, and to my surprised it felt pretty good! There were no dry upstrokes and felt like a nice broken in Zebra G.. in fact I really liked it the first time around.
As for differences between the Titanium and the regular Zebra, well I didn’t feel much difference really, the Titanium may feel a little more flexible and has a larger sweet spot. As for longevity, welllllll it didn’t last that much longer to me, but then again I do abuse my nibs.
Still, the Titanium Zebra G
now has a permanent spot in one of my holders. Let me know what you think of this nib if you have tried one!