[Finished] DeNobil 300 Giveaway

DeNobil 300

As I mentioned in the review of the DeNobil 300, one of my favorite things about reviewing fountain is the opportunity I get to learn about new fountain pen brands as the come on the market. So, thanks to the good folks at DeNobil pens, I am giving away one of their flagship pens, the Model 300. At the time of posting this, DeNobil’s entire stock is sold out, so if you’re looking to get one, this may be the only way until they get their stock replenished!

This Model 300 lists at $199.00 and is made from a premium-quality black ebonite. It comes in a custom-made wooden box with a white velour bed and a golden clasp. The pen itself features a Bock medium steel nib and comes with a Standard International converter. I’ll also throw in a bit of pen-related swag I’ve picked up recently at shows, as well as a set of Inky Fingers notebooks in either Traveller’s or Pocket notebook size.

To enter, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter entry box below.  The contest ends at 11:59PM on Saturday, October 8th. I’ll announce the winner shortly thereafter on Twitter and Facebook, as well as on this blog post. You can enter using any or all of the methods (each method is an additional entry.) And don’t forget: I verify all entries, so make sure you follow the instructions.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The prize for this giveaway was provided by DeNobil Pens. Giveaway ends October 8, 2016 at 11:59 PM PDT. Winners will be selected at random by Rafflecopter.com and verified by The Pen Habit. Winner will have 72 hours to respond before prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Prize will be shipped to the user by Inky Fingers LLC. Neither Kenro Industries nor The Pen Habit/Inky Fingers LLC will be responsible for prizes that are not received by user. No purchase necessary to enter. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to The Pen Habit only. I do not share or sell personal information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.



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  • Yih-Yoon Lee

    My favorite nib is Fine or Medium Cursive Italic.

  • Larsson

    I’m probably the most fond of broads and stubs, although for everyday writing I will freely admit that a good fine or medium is of more use to me.

  • Sam Ferguson

    Thanks for the review of this pen, and the awesome giveaway Matt! I’ve come to appreciate a wide range of nibs, but for regular writing I tend to reach for a medium or broad nib the most often.

  • david forsythe

    I love a good crisp italic but I’d love to try an oblique

  • Dan Gilardi

    Nice giveaway, my favorite is the sailor m/f

  • rdcalhoon

    I always carry at least a stub and a fine. I’d say I enjoy the stub more. The pen would be just the thing for my new career preparing and signing tax returns. I have been contemplating a special pen to pull out for the ceremonial signing.
    The medium nib would be just big enough for the signature line provided. Thanks for the chance.

  • Tiffany

    I love extra-fines for my teeny tiny handwriting.

  • Jane Eyre

    I love an italic nib, you can’t beat it 😊 Is this competition open world wide? 😎

  • Andy

    i enjoy medium nibs (broad nibs in Japanese pens)

  • John Kiddier

    I tend to go for a fine nib as I have quite a small writing style, but occasionally I’ll go for a medium depending on manufacturer.

  • Matthew Chen

    I prefer fine nibs for work but I also enjoy the smoothness of broad nibs every now and then.

  • Trieu D. Nguyen

    I don’t have favorite, all nibs are unique but the one that I mostly use is fine nib.

  • My favourite is a stub! 1.1 to be specific

  • Bob Horsley

    My favorite nib is a stub 1.1 mm for journaling or creative writing. I love Japanese fines for work and forms.

  • Nicolò Villa

    I love fines and crisp italics!

  • Japitnik

    I used to prefer Fine nibs, but after getting better quality notebooks I started to like Medium nibs more. So my most favorite nib is Medium, Fine following only few steps behind.

  • David

    I write very small – nothing larger than a fine nib for me.

  • Enoch Nicholson

    I prefer a fine nib’s line size due to the awful paper available to me. If I had access to better stationery; however, I would use a medium nib.

  • Yagan Kiely

    Custom italics are great, but anything huge and wet. Medium is ‘fine’ enough!

  • TheInkluminati

    My favorite nib is anything flexible.

  • Jan Scott

    Boring old medium, I’m afraid.

  • Mircea Teodor Oneata

    My favorite nibs are Fine and Extra Fine

  • Nathan Weston

    I love me a fine nib!

  • I usually go for the finest nib I can find. For writing EF on the twsbi eco feels great. For drawing a fine or medium can usually show the inks colour better. So the favourite depends on what I’m doing.

  • Thomas Wakefield

    My favorite nib size is Japanese Fine. As much as I find it fun to have a glass like feel, when I am actually writing the bite gives me another sensory cue, and slows me down to think a bit more clearly.

  • Erik K. Fritz

    My current fave nib is a Pilot size 10 Soft Medium, ground by Mike Masuyama into a nice stubby cursive italic.

  • Tomi Heiskanen

    Favorite nib is fine!

  • tg

    Hey, I love my Japanese EFs, but lately I’m enamoured with stubs of different sizes. I think it’s time to try Masuyama grind italics!

  • Logan Scheiwe

    I always like a fine nib though I’m starting to enjoy stub nibs more and more. Fine just work best for the cheap paper I find at work.

  • Alex de Vos

    Thanks a lot for the giveaway Matt! My favourite nib is M, although a juice broad is great too 🙂

  • karen

    A fine usually suits me, but I do find the Pilot SU really sweet.

  • Chris

    Matt, always gracious in your giveaways. Looking forward to winning this pen! I love all different nibs, but for everyday, I’d go medium.

  • Pascal Leers

    I prefer EF nibs.(My handwriting has a lot of loops in it.) But still want to try Italics. Recently bought my first medium. (MontBlanc M149) Needed to learn how to write in medium. But the nib is so smooth and the ink looks nicer in medium.

  • kevin parks


  • marytudor

    My favorite nib is fine.

  • Roberto Sans

    I am fond of EF nibs, but I am becoming more and more attracted to italic/ music nibs. Thanks for this opportunity.

  • Christian Haitz

    I usually use a medium nib, but have found a new love in an architect nib!

  • Pavel C

    My favorite nib size is fine-medium.

  • Dan Smith


  • kevin-landon@comcast.net

    I used to be fond of medium nibs but find myself favoring the broad and 1.1mm nibs lately, but I use them all from ef all the way through to a 1.5mm.

  • Kaiser Venzon

    My favorite nib gauge is gotta be the fine. I love how it actually looks.

  • Luc Harvey

    My best is broad. But medium is nice too

  • happyrandom

    A lovely wide crisp italic

  • Melinda

    This is so cool – another giveaway so soon.👏💃💞
    I prefer a true fine nib. Thanks.

  • Jacob

    My favorite would have to be a Stub nib because it shows more of the characteristics of the ink you’re writing with. Day to day, I use a fine nib the most.

  • Andras Salamon

    My favorite nib is the left oblique (of my vintage Parker Slimfold).

  • Giovanni Gasco

    I usually prefer B, BB and moderately stub nibs. Recently I’ve acquired a Broad nib grinded to Architect and I’m absolutely loving it.

  • Sean

    All of them! Depending on the day of the week I find myself using anything from a Japanese Extra Fine to a western Broad.

  • Benjamin Luo

    I like a nice juicy B for everyday writing.

  • Raúl Salamero

    My favorite nib is a japanese medium or a wet european fine.

  • Alvin Brooks

    Matt loving this new season’s format great job your gonna get better I know it👍🏻🇺🇸

  • Andrew Nguyen

    Favorite non-flex nib is Japanese M, or English F (sometimes EF). Wish there were more opportunities to use B sometimes though!

  • Thomas Tonkin

    I’m going with a Fine nib. I appears that I have a heavy hand.

  • gadgetfanboy

    I’m a big fan of stubs and italics, but also use F and M pretty frequently.

  • Rob

    I would have to say Medium for the majority of my writing though I do enjoy a nice Stub nib for more ornamental writing or letters. Regardless of nib width it just needs to be a nice juicy writer!!

  • Mikel Fdz. de Matauco Amestoy

    My favorite is an Oblique Medium

  • Vasco

    Favourite nib size is F. I wish more pen makers had left-hand options — or sell default LH nibs, like Lamy does. Hopefully they are reading this.

  • sharon888

    My favorite is cursive italic.

  • BadassMcKill

    The more I use stub nibs the more I love them

  • Ashley N. Shillinger

    My favorite nib size is a fine nib for daily writing although I have found that mediums are nice for long sessions as well for the ease of flow.

  • Joe

    I am obsessed with cursive italics and stubs, when they’re done with an oblique grind, that’s when the magic starts.

  • Dieandra

    I love extra fine nibs!

  • jenn

    medium nibs are my jam.

  • Dragonmaster Lou

    My favorite nibs are Fine or Medium for Western sizes and Medium or Broad for Japanese sizes.

  • EelyHovercraft

    Fine or medium italic

  • Nick Lerodox

    I would have to say my favorite size is a broad. I love the smoothness offered by larger nibs 🙂

  • Demir Bajin

    EF all the time.

  • Dan Wilkens

    My favorite nib is a European or German fine.

  • Lori Arrowood

    My favorite nib is Fine or a CI

  • Katherine V

    I love either a Western F or a Japanese FM. Medium Cursive Italic is a close 3rd.

  • Jordan Eves

    Extra Fine is best!

  • Chris M

    My favorite is a fine or extra fine.

  • Hanuman

    My favorite is Medium nib 😉

  • Lectio

    Medium, though boring, seems to be my favorite nib. The perfect combination of flow, character of ink, and precision and line control.

  • Neil Pollock

    I like a medium nib. but would like to try either a stub or a music nib at some point. perhaps even a fude nib.

  • Teresa Wolf

    I think my favorite nib is a medium.

  • miguel oxamendi

    Thank you for the opportunity. The new season is great!

  • Nicholas Smith

    I prefer a fine nib but would like to try a broad at some point.

  • Pilgrim

    My favorite nib size is Medium. Thanks for the great give away!

  • Stephen R. Valcourt

    My favourite nib gauge is definitely a wet medium!

  • Ted

    My favorite nib gauge is the stub!

  • Hannah

    So far, I’ve only used a pilot M, but I really want to try a fine cursive italic.

  • Kevin Guo

    I used to be all about extra fines, but slowly working my way up to fine or some narrower stubs.

  • Connor Luckett

    Definitely a Broad from Faber Castell, really smooth writing experience.

  • Calle Lindström

    My favorite, for normal writing would be Medium. For taking quick notes Fine may work better. But I also like stubs for some natural line variation and better shading.

  • Theng Ye

    My favorite nib size is japanese Fine or Medium Fine!

  • guido.spanu9999

    My favourite size is fine

  • Andrea Kirkby

    Horses for courses! Japanese UEF or F for making notes in margins. BB or BBB for having fun. Cursive italic or stub for writing prettily. But I must admit to a real love of big, broad, blowsy, wet, springy nibs. It’s sort of …like the difference between going round a corner in a modern car, and taking a corner on a vintage motorbike.

  • Jed Goodluck

    My Favourite nib gauge is probably medium. Might be a little boring but it fits my handwriting so well.

  • Clestra

    Many thanks to DeNobil & Matt for this superb giveaway! <3 <3
    Although I enjoy medium & broad nibs, my favourite is a 1.1mm stub nib. =D

  • Ozgur

    For daily routine a fine (or extra fine) nib works for me. But I like stubs.

  • Austin

    Fine nibs are always my daily drivers. Just can’t beat a Visconti fine nib with a Diamine ink.

  • AbdElRhman Zagloul

    my favorite nib gauge is fine but i would like to try Oblique 🙂

  • Cindy Cai

    My favourite would be a broad cursive italic. As an alternative if that is not available then a Western F or Japanese FM nib.

  • Kevin Sadler

    Fantastic – I’d love to win this.

  • Bradley Weidemann

    I like having a variety of nibs to choose from; fine, medium, and oblique are probably my most-used.

  • Nemivyasis

    I prefer fine nibs, especially for daily tasks.

  • Gustavo

    I love fine and EF nibs.

  • Daniel

    Currently favoring Soft Fines, especially Platinum’s version.

  • Dan Kim

    Soft FM. not too wide and gives a subtle character to your writing.

  • Nick

    I lean towards the more fine end of the nib spectrum.

  • Dexter L.

    My favorite is a fine.

  • Rodja

    My favorite is EF (but it depends on the brand)

  • Rust

    I like the extra fine the most.

  • Allen Van Camp

    I generally prefer a fine.

  • Lawrence Osborn

    I mostly use EF of F nibs, but I have a lovely old Watemans with a gold nib that is somewhere between F and M.

  • Rachel Cyprus

    My favorite nib size is a broad nib, but if i ever had a chance to try BB it might be my new favorite! I do appreciate and love fine nibs as well!

  • Brando

    Favorite everyday nib size is a fine, but also enjoy writing with a 1.1 stub

  • Andy Le

    Favorite nib grind would be a European Fine. I really want to try a FCI. Flex nibs are my favorite type of nib because I love doing calligraphy.

  • Wrathen Stormbringer

    My favorite nib is a Fine Cursive Italic

  • Amelia

    I like stub nibs for most personal writing. I have a .6, 1.1, and 1.5. When I’m out and about, though, I generally carry a pen with a fine nib because it’s more practical, even though my favorite round nib is a medium.

  • scott d

    For everyday writing I like a fine or extra fine nib, but when writing a letter or signing important documents I sometimes like to pull out an Italic nib.

  • John Collis

    It looks like a really interesting pen. It would be awesome to win. Thanks for the review of it.

  • SteVen Farless Jr.

    Stub is my favorite 😀

  • John

    My favorite nib size is a medium.

  • Tanner Woolf

    My favorite for everyday use is a fine nib. But I also like using broader nibs for shading inks.

  • Zachary

    My favorite nib type is Medium, but I have the strongest urge to get familiar with stub nibs.

  • Rich

    My favorite nib gauge is fine.

  • Taylor

    My favorite nib type is medium. My technique is way too crappy to handle a fine.

  • Mel

    I tend to prefer EF nibs, my writing is small so they suit me best. 🙂

  • Alexander Zurek

    Stubs or as fine as I can get while still being smooth. Love a crips line.

  • JZV

    I use some combination of crisp italics, broads, and extra-fines.

  • Vojtěch Pimek

    My favorite nib size is Fine… I have a small writing.

  • James Crute

    Fine FTW!

  • bimmerin

    For everyday writing I prefer a good medium or medium stub. For letters, journal, notebooks, etc I like a really juicy medium stub or broad stub!

  • Sumejja Hadzic

    I have an EF, flex, and medium, and recently bought a TWSBI Vac mini in 1.1 stub and I was blown away by the smoothness of that nib, so that became my instant favorite!

  • Daven Savla

    I am still new enough that i haven’t decided on my favorite nib. I mostly have fines and mediums, and like those.

  • Sam Zulauf

    My favorite nib is fine or medium depending on what paper i have available

  • Jose Madrid

    I love Extra-Fine Nibs, or Fine when they are Japanese.

  • Kevin

    My favorite nib is medium. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Bryan Katterman

    My favorite nib gauge is a wide stub, but my day-to-day nibs are extra-fines

  • Brian Cole

    I prefer European fine or Eastern medium. Good all around size.

  • Adam Baron

    As a student, a fine is really what I need to be using. Unfortunately, I tend to buy more mediums, as I am never sure how fine a fine will be (I severely dislike feedback). I think what I need to start doing is get cursive italic grinds at around 3-4mm

  • Fredrik Nordström

    Don’t have much experience with different nib sizes, but F is my current favorite.

  • Ted A

    This week my favorite is the medium cursive italic

  • Sagar Sv

    My fav nib is a medium nib.

  • Oscar Rodriguez

    awesome giveaway! I’ll probably end up with a fine if I win

  • Witty Walnut

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  • Evan Sheriff

    I am really fond of EFs, be they Western or Japanese; probably because as a student the paper I use is not well suited to fountain pens at all. But Stubs are a lot of fun to play with when I have the right paper.

  • Jeremy

    I like finer nibs, especially the soft fine one.

  • Ramiro LS

    Hi, this giveaway finally made me subscribe to your list 😉
    Mi favorite nib is the fine flexible. It can write very fine lines with a light hand, but can produce almost a medium with a little pressure. Even for sketching I can get fine strokes for crosshatching or bolder for outlines. I love the versatility it gives me.

  • Alexander Apukov

    Thanks for your reviews, and the amazing giveaways, like this one, Matt! My favourite nib is a European Fine.

  • Conner

    My favorite nib gauge is probably a fine. They are good for bad paper, which is almost a must have for me. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Ameeta82

    I am still getting into this hobby, but I’m finding I’m loving a 1.1 stub, even for journaling and everyday writing.

  • Ngọc Nguyễn Bảo

    I like oblique nib 🙂

  • Antoine Llau

    Hi !

    With my pens I mostly use Medium nibs: I prefer them for their versatility.
    But I’m thinking of going for a finer nib for my next pen (maybe F or japanese M).

  • Kirk Broyles

    My favorite nib is M. I use F for journaling.

  • Brian Rose

    It’s not good for everything, but the 1.5 cursive italic I have is the most fun to use.

  • johnpaul doris

    my Favorite nig gauge is 1.1 Stub. Because it looks amazing to me.

  • Zach Ringelspaugh

    I’m a fine or medium nib guy, myself.

  • Ross Mendenhall

    I seem to use a medium nib the most so I would say its my favorite.

  • Karthus

    At the moment, I’m really enjoying B nibs, though a cursive italic is a close second

  • Katherine Stewart

    Now it’s fine, It used to be medium, then I liked stubs. I seem to have settled for fine nibs for the time being. 🙂

  • Andrew Surmak

    I enjoy a 14K soft fine nib, as offered with the Platinum Bourgogne 3776 Century pen.

  • Bruce Rogie

    Fine nib would be my choice.

  • Caroline LOVES pears

    I’ve only ever tried EF, F, and M, and out of those EF is definitely my favourite since it’s great for math.

  • Arthur J Foster

    I’ve only been using fountain pens for a little over a month now and both of the pens I own are extra fine. I like extra fine but I think it’s time I try a medium nib.