If you want a unique nib holder with plenty of character, this hand made "Century Turned Pen Holder" will work nicely for you. It is made here in the USA of various assorted hardwoods. The grip area is about 5/16" in diameter and the total length (without nib) is about 6-3/4" long. The grip area is turned to the classic hourglass shape, which is very comfortable for cursive writing. Standard nibs fit tight and wobble-free in the split-wood wedge pressed in the tip of the shaft. This is a hassle-free, dependable yet interesting handmade item that will bring you years of writing pleasure. Note: Each holder is unique. Colors range from medium to dark and some have pens have wood-grain patterns.