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Brause

Brause

Brause produces steel calligraphy nibs, calligraphy nib holders, and calligraphy sets.

Brause was founded in 1850 in Iserlohn, Germany. Since then, Brause has been producing nibs considered to be one of the best on the market by professional calligraphers.

Brause initially specialized in manufacturing needles. In 1895, production expanded to bicycle wheel spokes and pen nibs. Up until then, England was the main center of production, but Brause was able to acquire and master the precision required to mass produce pen nibs.

With over 100 years of manufacturing experience, Brause is one of the rare companies to guarantee an essential quality for its nibs: a subtle balance between relative elasticity for easier writing, and necessary resistance for clear strokes.

Brause uses cold rolled steel to manufacture its nibs. This steel is delivered in reels which are required width for producing nibs. The steel is then pressed by tools specific to each model and nib size. Even in a modern mill parts of the nib manufacturing process are still done by hand. The most delicate part of the operation involves cutting a slit down the middle, enabling the ink to flow correctly and freely from the reservoir to the tip of the nib. During this operation, and depending on the nib model, the tip is bent slightly to give it a spherical shape.

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