N70 - Brause 66EF Nib

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Great for thick and thin lines

Aug 16, 2015  |  Posted By Laura from

I am a lefty and struggle with most nibs being too scratchy on the upstrokes when they are fine nibs. This one I love due to the smooth hair-thin upstrokes and thick downstrokes. Not the best choice for beginners who aren't familiar with flexible nibs that require expertise in applying pressure, but if you already got the hang of things, it's one of my favorites.

Keep going back

Jun 24, 2013  |  Posted By Koni Warren from

My skill is intermediate with a medium to firm hand. I use this nib for copperplate. I have made a point of trying every nib (appropriate for script) in hopes of improving my copperplate. I just keep coming back to Brause 66 extra fine. It works for me.

Amazing Nib!

May 30, 2013  |  Posted By D. from

I am just starting out with copperplate and wanted a flexible nib that could give both very fine hairlines and fat swells. I had seen Hamid Reza Ebrahimi's copperplate videos and heard about his Brause No. 86 nib, which I don't think exists anymore. Thus, I wanted a really good, next-best-thing, "soggy noodle" nib to eventually hopefully produce work like his. This nib arrived in three days and I am AMAZED at the results! With very little pressure the tines pull apart, and when you feel you can't apply any more pressure, it will spring right back when you release. My only note is that it seems to catch the paper a bit on the upstrokes, but that may just be my technique or the paper I'm using (printer paper). By the way, I am using the Speedball Deluxe Comfort Grip pen/nib holder, also from this website. You can get it custom-fitted to the 66ef, and it feels pretty much like a straight holder. Overall, a great buy!

Perfect nib

Feb 24, 2013  |  Posted By Mother of the Bride from

I am a self-taught calligrapher. I taught myself Copperplate, so that I could address my daughter's wedding invitations. I experimented with markers, pens, and finally with these nibs. The Brause 66EF nibs are SUPERIOR to anything else that I tried and I will never use anything else for Copperplate. You get great swells & very thin upstroke lines. You CAN NOT go wrong with these nibs! I used an oblique pen holder and recommend getting one of those, too!

Fantastic nib for copperplate.

May 24, 2012  |  Posted By Pradeep from

I loved this nib. Its delicate enough to give good swells but not so delicatethat I fear damaging it. Works fantastic with India ink as well.

Brause EF 66 Nibs

Apr 15, 2012  |  Posted By Elizabeth Connelly from

I found these nibs through the intellectual generosity of Kim at The Constant Scribe. The work looks so much more dramatic with very little effort.