I purchased several different fountain pens through Massdrop recently, including Grifos, Italix, and Pelikan. This one is by far the best writing pen of all of them. The Lamy ink that I ordered with it is very nice, too, and even comes with a built-in roll of cotton blotters to ensure a clean extraction of ink into the converter. Substantial, heavy, durable, not too think, cool to the touch. Converter works well, too. I highly recommend this pen.