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N70. Brause 66EF Nib EF66 Brause pointed-pen nib
A very popular and versatile nib for Copperplate and Modern Calligraphy. It is very flexible and can provide great contrast between thin and thick strokes. Moderate pressure will produce swells, and by pressing harder, bold strokes are possible. With its fine hairlines, the nib works for very small writing, to a 1/8-inch x-height. This nib is of consistent manufacture (defective nibs are rare). It tends to catch less on upstrokes than other extra-fine pointed nibs, making it more suitable for papers with some texture. This nib is well-suited for intermediate and advanced calligraphers, but it is not recommended for beginners. Because of its shape, it is also called Arrow Nib.
Linda Schneider's favorite pointed nib is the Brause 66EF. It is the one she uses most often; she says it is "tiny, but mighty." She notes how it writes longer on one dip than most larger nibs (it may be small, but it holds a lot of ink) and that its flexibility allows for especially nice thicks. With the Brause 66EF she can get the "tiniest of hairlines and beautiful swells."
The Brause Steno is also called Brause 361 or the Blue Pumpkin nib, from its rounded shape and blue color. It look likes and basically writes like the Hiro 40 (also called Blue Pumpkin), but the Brause Steno is stiffer, better made, and gives thinner hairlines and is more beginner friendly. Some calligraphers find it also holds more ink than Hiro 40 and that it works better with thicker inks like sumi and not as well with thinner inks like Pelikan 4001. The Brause Steno has moderate flex, and needs but a little pressure for shaded strokes. While suitable for Copperplate, it may be now used more often for Modern Calligraphy. Excluding the "G" pens, Brause Steno nibs last much longer than most other current pointed nibs.
This nib is in the JNB Pointed Nib Samplers (N154 & N117-1).
H85. Brause Slim Holder + 511 Nib A slim plastic holder for small nibs. Comes with a Brause 511 nib. The holder comes with the nib stored inside the holder out of sight. You pull out the cylinder of metal that protrudes from the holder (this can take some effort), and re-insert the cylinder into the holder with the nib on the outside.
Holds the Gillott 270, Gillott 271. The nibs (pen points) are held inside the metal cylinder that extend out the end of the holder when the 511 is stored inside the holder.
Holds the Gillott 270, Gillott 271 and similar sizes tightly. Regular penholders with the four prongs in the ring do not hold these small nibs tightly, allowing them to wiggle.