The German company Brause has been manufacturing steel nibs for writing, drawing, and decorating since 1850. Brause nibs are found in the toolboxes of many calligraphers, artists, penmen, and illustrators. This Rose nib is strong yet flexible and needs only a light touch to produce fine lines. You can create dramatic, swelled strokes as well, because the nib is highly responsive to pressure. An embossed rose adds an elegant touch to the nib.
This is a dip pen nib only, and will fit in most standard nib holders.
For best results, use an extremely light touch when writing.
This is, actually, a really great nib once you figure it out. It works best
with a coil reservoir (you can google how to make one) to help extend the ink
flow and allow for broad, brush-like strokes. This nib does not work well with
acrylic inks, or thicker india inks. I use Dr. Martin's Black Star Matte and it
works great in this nib. So do fountain pen inks. The Rose Nib is not for
hatching or quick, rough drawing, but for slow, careful brushlike strokes. If
the ink isn't getting through the tines, a little wiggle will help move it
along. Also, remember to pre-clean this nib with rubbing alcohol.
This is not a beginner nib, which is why I have taken a star off for it. Nor is
this a great nib for drawing (there are far better drawing nibs out there... the
Hunt 101 produces marvelously thick-thin lines and is much less fussy), but if
you do copperplate or brushlike calligraphy, it is worth learning how to use
I too could only use this nib while it was upside down, which produced an
extremely fine line.
The surface tension of the ink kept it from running all the way down the tines,
no matter how I loaded it on there. And even the lightest touch did not produce
a line when held right-side-up.
It's a real shame, as I've been looking for flexible nibs for more artistic
calligraphy. It gets three stars, as I was able to use it like the other
reviewer, getting such fine lines upside-down. Otherwise, I'd give this negative
stars, if I could. Even if it's beautiful to look at, a pen nib should be
As it says this nib is extremely delicate to pressure, unfortunately due to my
heavy handedness I could never get this nib to write normally however I did find
that turning it upside down produces an extremely fine line equal to that of a
.25 HighTech-C, this nib surprisingly functions much more effectively as a
replacement to my Maru nib which as you would expect scratches up the page and
are typically more expensive. Because it also uses such little ink to produce
these fine line you can just keep writing or drawing for what feels like
Although not for its original purpose this nib has quickly found its place in my
tool bag for sure.