This Osmiroid nib unit is new-old-stock. It is in excellent undamaged and unused condition. The nib itself is gold plated. These nibs not only fit Osmiroid pens but also most Esterbrook pens, some later Venus brand pens and even those few Burnham pens that use discrete nib units. This is a soft medium width nib that will give a tiny bit of line width variation as you write.