Brause Steno Nib 361

Item Code: N90
Buy 10 or more for $1.59 each
Buy 50 or more for $1.51 each


N90. Brause Blue Pumpkin (Steno 361).

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).

Quantity prices available at 10 & 50.

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Master Scribe
Mar 13, 2012  |  By Anthony
This is great for Spencerian scripts in my manuscripts and books. The nib I highly flexible and easily changes sizes if you are trying to write a manuscript you should be very experienced with how to change the sizes of such large nibs.

Oh wow!
Mar 16, 2017  |  By Roland B Morris
Oh wow, that's one of the nicest things I've ever written with! Very smooth with a nice transition from fine to broad. You can't go wrong. Really high quality nib. Highly recommended.

Great Nib
Sep 27, 2017  |  By Arlene Padden
This is a good quality nib that can produce fine hairlines and large swells. Very smooth and easy to use. Would definitely purchase again.