The Brause "Notenfedern" Music Nib is well-known for its iconic 5-tipped nib. Originally created for composers to write staff lines seen on sheet music, the first and fifth tip create slightly thicker lines than the middle tips. Today, it is more commonly used for writing ornamental calligraphy. This nib might take a bit of experience to keep all 5 tips on the page, but the high rigidity of the nib helps to keep the line weight consistent under heavy pressure for both music composition and calligraphic writing.
- 5 tipped nib
- Width: 0.44in (1.1cm)
- Set of 3 Nibs
- Material: steel
- Bronze Finish
- Compatible with Brause Nib Holder
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Founded in 1850 by the Brause brothers and Carl Bergfeld, the German company was originally a needle and bike spoke manufacturer. It wasn't until 1895 that Brause settled into their high quality fountain pens and nibs that are still around today. According to Brause, they have developed over 400 different nib types to this day. Some of their most well known nibs are the Arrow - for precise and flexible copperplate calligraphy, the Blue Pumpkin - known for its blue color and high ink capacity, and the Music nib - specially made for music staff creation and ornate lettering.