5 Pointed Pen Nibs: Brause Rose
Pros: The Brause Rose is recognizable due to the rose design stamped into the shaft. It is extra flexible for creating thick down-strokes. Works well on handmade paper as it requires very little pressure and isn't as sharp as other highly flexible nibs.
Cons: The flexibility can make it a very tricky for beginners. Not good for small writing.
Note: I also sell a variety set that comes in a convenient storage tin if you want an easy one-stop-shop way to try out multiple nibs or give a gift. The set, however, does not include this particular nib.
1) Clean new nibs to remove protective oils. Even finger oil from touching them is enough to keep the ink from sticking. Use Windex, Clorox Wips, Dish Soap... think "How do I get a little oil off something gently?" (I do not recommend the potato or fire methods as they are very hard on nibs or risk bending the tines.)
2) Rinse nib and dry with paper towel or cloth periodically during use to avoid ink drying on the tines and prohibiting good ink flow.
3) Take care not to bend the tines. If they no longer match up perfectly at the tip, it's time to toss the nib. For that reason, store them in a tin not lose in drawer or pencil bag.
4) Clean and dry well at end of each writing session.