Our Dip Pen Handles are very easy to use. All of them apart from the Mapping Handle have a drilled hole with metal clasps around which one would place the nib. The Mapping Handle is simply a small drilled hole into which the narrow Mapping Nib is inserted. We recommend that once you have inserted the mapping nib, you keep it in that holder until the end of its working life. Our Dip Pen Nibs are made by William Mitchell and can be used in conjunction with the wooden handles and reservoirs if required.