Great for grey wash work, good for getting into tight areas, and still fully capable of smooth color blending and packing. Is it possible? It absolutely is with our long taper textured magnums. They are also amazing pushing in black ink, and I use them if I'm doing solid black. These work so well pushing in grey wash you'll find yourself having to change the way you work. Where a traditional polished needle will need a certain amount of work to get a wash in, these textured ones get it done in record time. Yet still smoothly. Amazing.