How to Convert a Jinhao Pen to a Zebra G-Nib

The process of converting a Jinhao x750 pen to use a Zebra G-nib is pretty simple, but don't expect it to work reliably every time. Patience and fortitude are your friends, here.

As I mentioned in my previous video, converting Jinhao pens to use Zebra G-nibs is a popular way to get a nice soft, flexy nib for calligraphy, vintage scripts, and just general awesomeness. This video explains how to convert a Jinhao 750 to use a Zebra-G nib, though “conversion” is a bit of a stretch. Really, it explains how to flatten a G-nib a bit.

In the video above, I cover two different methods: a method using pliers which is simple but fiddly, and a method with a hammer and drill bit, which is even simpler, but requires some special equipment that not everyone will have.

Need some Jinhao pens, or some Zebra-G nibs? They’re cheap on Amazon.

Questions? Comments? Please let me know down below!

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Derrick
Derrick
1 month ago

Thank you for this. I am pretty new to the world of fountain pens and bought a x750 to follow this tutorial. But it got me wondering, aren’t there pen companies out there that have a stock nib on them that is as amazing as this Zerba G is? I’m not much of a tinkerer and kinda like things just to work the way I want them to out of the box.