Manuscript's Leonardt Shorthand Dip Nib is a very flexible nib with a blue finish. Traditionally, these nibs are used for writing shorthand because they can produce easily distinguished thick and thin strokes and give a fast flow of ink. They're also excellent for producing flourishes in Old English or Copperplate handwriting, as well as for drawing. Leonardt Shorthand Dip Nib has an attractive blue finish, which makes it easily identifiable. Use it with a Manuscript pen holder for best results.