Since 1850, the German company Brause has been manufacturing steel nibs for writing, drawing and decorating. Brause nibs can be found in the toolbox of many calligraphers, artists, penmen and illustrators. This "Index Finger" nib is simple and precise, ideal for monoline lettering. It has a medium fine point and can store a large reserve of ink.
As the description above says, this nib is stiff, so it's excellent for writing,
or for drawing where only one line width is needed. And it holds quite a bit of
ink, though some will get stuck in the "pocket" formed by the curled finger area
on the underside, and won't slide back down along the tines. So dipping too
deeply will waste a bit of ink. The index finger portion holds quite a bit of
ink on its own, though, so you can write for a bit without having to dip.