Its been a while since I reviewed the Levenger Page Points (see that review for how to actually use them), however there seems to be a lot of interest in this item as indicated by some recent comments on that post. Those recent comments and questions reminded me that I have had the new version of these called Levenger Page Nibs for a while, and still have not reviewed them.
One of the most common questions or concerns I have heard regarding the new version is that they are larger, which some people appear to be upset with. I didn’t find the new size or shape of the Levenger Page Nibs to be very noticeable when I started using these, so I wanted to do a quick comparison. As you can see from the photo above, the old version on the left has a more tapered look with the skinniest part at the top. The new version of Levenger Page Nibs still has a point on the top but is very broad up to almost the highest point. Personally I like the new fountain pen nib shape because it is a little more stylish than the old version.
When I compared the new and old versions on top of one another, I was hard pressed to find a measurable difference between the sizes of the two. When it comes to their overall length, the new version is very slightly shorter, and at the widest point of each, they seem to be the same size. An additional change to the new Levenger Page Nibs is that they are made of phosphorous bronze, which acts as an antioxidant to keep the new version from reacting to the elements in the air and on your hands as the older copper versions did.
I am a big fan of the new shape and the new material, but I do have one small issue with the container. As you can see from all of the photos, the metal container has a foam insert in it with a small rectangular cut-out in it. When I first got the Levenger Page Nibs, they were neatly packed in the container. To this day I have not been able to fit all of them back in the container, and I actually came close to bending one once that was not laying flat when I closed the lid. The container for the previous versions had a foam insert but no cut-out, so they just laid neatly on top without being forced into a small area.
Overall I really like the new Levenger Page Nib although I am still trying to figure out how to use them on my Kindle. 😉 Head on over to the Levenger site and check out the new Levenger Page Nibs, they are a clean, neat, unique and reusable way to mark not only specific pages, but specific sentences in your books.