Waverley Monoline Dip Nib - Dozen

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If you need a practical, tough, business-writing nib for daily use, this classic "Waverley" is an excellent choice. It is easy to use, meaning that it won't catch on upstrokes, and can glide across all sorts of paper, smooth and not-so-smooth (think: laid and other textured papers). It is very forgiving, and will fit in a standard holder such as the Tachikawa and others. The tip is unsharp, and slightly upturned, giving it a fountain-pen-like feel, but with enough flex "action" to make it comfortable...it's not as springy, delicate and brush-like as, say, the Brause 361, but it is more flexible than the Pilot Falcon or Nikko G. For all practical purposes it produces a monoline. Overall, we like it for its toughness - it is very well made - and if you were ever inclined, for some reason, to provide customers a dip-pen for filling out forms, or to use it in a meeting where a co-worker asks in earnest "can i try it?", this one would certainly be up to the task. Or, on a more realistic if not mundane note, you could use it at home for making to-do lists, signing checks, doodling, then tossing it in a drawer. In other words, this pen will do a lot more than a sharp pen such as the Brause, and will last longer. If Rambo used a dip pen, it most certainly would have been a Waverley.   A bit of background: Although the name "Waverley" has been bantered about during the last hundred-plus years by many companies, including the venerable Pilot corporation (yes - that is how famous this nib is/was), the one offered here is the genuine article, the cat's meow, the real deal, "new old stock", made some time around the turn of the century (the last century, not this one) by long-gone stationer Macniven and Cameron of Scotland. They were hugely popular until fountain pens became practical and reliable. These nibs came out of a sealed tin, and thus look brand new, pristine even, just like any modern dip nib that was manufactured, say, last week.   Anyway, for more, better and just plain beautiful information about this illustrious and storied pen, please see this page from the Vintage Pen News blog. The Waverley is also mentioned in this IAMPETH article about nibs for monoline writing.   Made in England, comes in packs of a dozen, holder not included.