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 nib, also known as the, "Arrow” nib is smooth, highly elastic, and has a high ink capacity. It's a favorite for pointed pen work.
I’ve been trying different nibs for drawing purposes and this one dose a nice
job. It’s got a good range of line widths and can do a pretty fine line for
such a flexible nib. I mostly use Zebra G nibs and this one feels a bit more
flexible so the line quality may be a bit tough to keep consistent at first vs.
a more rigid nib but it works really well if you get used to it.
I absolutely love this nib and use it daily to address envelopes and do
lettering. It's very flexible, so if you have a heavy hand it might not be the
nib for you.... it's like night and day between this one and the Nikko G nib.
That one is so stiff.
An agile little nib that puts down a great range of expressive linework and fine
detail, surprisingly ink-conservative (even with wide lines). It's tiny, and
easily fits in a small inkwell or bottle cap for refills.
It also fits the same handle (Tachikawa T-25) as the Zebra G and Brause "Blue
Pumpkin". A great complement for both or either too, as an in-between to the
Zebra's extra-fine abilities and the Pumpkin's more consistent, broad lines.
Very friendly dip nib for a first-time user. Started without a hitch in Higgins
india ink, amazing flex for line width variability. I am super happy with this
nib, and eyeing the blue pumpkin steno with my next purchase!
It's a bit smaller than you might expect but it has a lot of flexibility and
line variation. Fit's nicely in most pen holders and is one of my favorites to
use for calligraphy. Worth the price for sure!