The Brause #513 Hard Nib is a great substitute for a standard tube nib, since they do the same jobs: fine detail, small lettering, and beautiful crosshatching. The firm action allows for a heavier touch than most tube nibs, and gives better control of line width. This new nib is manufactured to the highest standards at Brause's factory in Iserlohn, Germany.
Please note: almost all pen nibs, new and vintage, are coated with a varnish that needs to be removed before use. Otherwise the ink won't stick to the nib properly and you'll mess up your paper. To remove the varnish, just dip the pen in ink and wipe it off, then repeat once or twice.