Yeah, I believe it is the knockoff. To be honest, I don't know what the nib is. I would say it is a fine nib, finer than the Reform nib, but not too fine, like my Pilot. I call it my just right pen. Bong would know better - I bought it off of him. I really like the pen - the only downside is that the squeeze-fill bladder does not have a huge capacity, like the Reform piston filler, but I get quite a bit of writing out of one fill, so it isn't so bad. I highly recommend it, but then I am also not a huge FP user, so I don't know how it compares in the broader spectrum. But for the prices these sell for, it is a nice pen.