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For more than 100 years, Brause Calligraphy Nibs have been considered by many calligraphers to be among the best on the market.
Offering a subtle balance between relative elasticity for easier writing, and the resistance necessary for clear strokes, Brause Nibs are manufactured from cold rolled steel and pressed with tools specific to each model and nib size. The most delicate part of the manufacturing process involves cutting a slit down the middle of the nib, enabling the ink to flow correctly and freely from the reservoir to the tip of the nib.
Brause offers a range of nibs for every style of writing.
The Bandzug Nib is square for creating rounded writing (Roman, Italic, and Gothic), and features an ink reservoir at the top. Unique for the sharpness of its angles and the precision of its upstrokes, the Bandzug creates incomparable Gothic letters.
Extra Fine Point Nib
Also called "Arrow," this highly elastic nib has a high ink capacity and very smooth reaction. It's a favorite for pointed pen work.
Ideal for left-handed as well as right-handed users, the Hatat Nib is ideal for creating Hebrew and Arabic writing.
Hexagonal Nib Holder
This double-ended nib holder features a hexagonal shape for ease of holding.
The Music Nib creates a music staff but can also be used to write ornamental letters.
Natural Wood Nib Holder
This single-ended wood nib holder has a round shape and holds one nib. Three finishes; please allow us to choose.
Used for titles, ornamentation, and monoline lettering, this round nib has a blade and an ink reservoir.
The Rose is a strong, super-flexible, fine point nib with an etched rose design.
Also called "Blue Pumpkin" because of its blue color and shape, this short hand nib has a very fine point and a very high ink capacity. It's also highly elastic. The Steno creates a thin line with perfect ink flow.
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New Find For Me
By None, as known. "Hey, you!", maybe.
from Albuquerque, NM
Comments about Brause Calligraphy Nibs:
In the past, I've used Gillott Mapping Pens for the really fine crosshatching and shadowing I do. On a whim, I purchased a couple of Brause Calligraphy Nibs to see how they compare. I was surprised how well the nib performs in a demanding utilization. Although I won't stop using the Gillott nibs, I will be using the Brause ones in the future.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Grand Rapids, Michigan
I have been doing and teaching calligraphy for over 20 years. I use Brause nibs because they last, they can be sharpened, and they are strong. I am very heavy handed and I find this is the only nib that works for me. I start every new student with Brause nibs. Dick Blick has the best price!. I just wish you carried left handed Brause nibs.
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Would buy again
from Chicago, IL
I'm not sure why I waited so long to buy Brause nibs. They are quality nibs, work great for my calligraphy needs, and I'll purchase them again.
I teach calligraphy and I recommend Brause Nibs to all my students. The nib is very strong and can make wonderful thin and thick marks. It lasts a long time and can be sharpened easily. They clean very easy.
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Only place to get these!!!
from Seattle, WA
This is the only place I've been able to get music stave nibs for years. I don't use them much, but when that's what you need, it's REALLY what you need. These are top quality and I hope I can get them here forever!!!
RE: Brause Music Nib
from Ambler, PA
It is rather loose fitting in non-Brause nib holders that I have on hand (several Speedball and Zig nib holders) from what I've experienced so far.Lovely little nib to have fun with, otherwise!
Need More Now
from Long Beach, MS
When I first saw this hex holder, I was disappointed. But once I used it and realized why it's cut the way it is, I love it. I oil it with vegetable oil when not in use, that hardens it and gives it a nice finish. I'm getting more of these.
I'm an amateur at calligraphy. I was happy with a Speedball set I have but kept hearing how great Brause nibs were. It's true, the Brause writes much neater. And Blick is a good place to shop, they ship fast and have great price and selection.
By Pretty Writer
from Denver, CO
This is just what I wanted ~ Brause nibs are know for their quality and Dick Blick is known for their great prices and outstanding customer service!
By Nia Graphic Design student
from OKC, OK
Oh gosh, looking at prices in other websites, I realize that this is as good as it gets in prices for calligraphy nibs. Also, I am a newby in the calligraphy scene, I didn't know that some people go through a nib a week... apparently it happens, so get the ones you want in quantity. I haven't ruined any of my nibs yet, but I'm not a heavy user.My favorite nib is the Rose nib, and it has a rose design on the nib! It's gorgeous. I only got nibs, not the pen holders.
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