Welcome to dickblick
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.
Hint — click a thumbnail to enlarge.
Hint — click a thumbnail to enlarge.
(based on 19 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Reviewed by 19 customers
Displaying reviews 1-10
Back to top
Previous | Next »
RE: Brause Music Nib
from Ambler, PA
Comments about Brause Calligraphy Nibs:
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!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Was this review helpful? Yes / No
- You may also flag this review
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.
Best Nibs I Ever Used
from Louisville, KY
In addition to delivering flawlessly perfect width lines every stroke, being left handed often also imposes special considerations using nibs not specifically intended for us.I was very pleasantly surprised to discover no problems at all when using the ones I bought. I highly recommend them to all, especially lefties.
My Favorite Nibs!
from Birmingham, AL
I use the Brause Extra Fine for all my copperplate calligraphy work. It creates the most beautiful lines. I have not found a nib that works better!
Great flex nibs
from New York, NY
The Brause EF 66 is one of my favorite nibs because of how easy they are to use and they write very smoothly.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I will keep buying pen nibs from Blick
By Gail's Calligraphy
from Chelsea, MI
I use this Brause copperplate nib exclusively so it's great that I can get them discounted. I'm a full time calligrapher so having the proper tools is an absolutely necessity. Also, when I run low without knowing that I'm running low, Blick always sends out my reorders immediately.
Images shared by Gail's Calligraphy
Tags: Calligrapher, Copperplate, Custom Calligraphy, Wedding Addressing, Made with Product, Calligraphy
Certificate of Appreciation
Tags: Custom Calligraphy, Professional Calligrapher, Calligraphy, Made with Product, Old English Font, Certificate
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Very happy with my purchase!
I ordered a calligraphy set, from a different provider, to address invitations for my wedding. I paid quite a nice price for ink and one nib. I failed to care for my nib properly, and wound up breaking it. I was very worried thinking that I would have to by an entirely new kit to get another nib. Luckily, I found this web site with AWESOME pricing and got my new nibs very quickly and finished my invitations on time!
Sorry, this item cannot be purchased on our web site at this time.
Please contact us at (800) 828-4548 if you have further questions on this product.
Please allow ADDITIONAL DELIVERY TIME for factory-shipped items.
Click here to view expected shipping dates, or call our Order Dept (800)-828-4548.
Copyright © 2015 Dick Blick Art Materials. All rights reserved.
Your cart is currently empty.
Your cart currently contains N item.
Dick Blick Art Materials®, Blick®, Blick Studio®, and Artists Pick Blick® are registered trademarks of Dick Blick Holdings Inc.
© Copyright 1999-2015 Dick Blick Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.