This is a terrific pen for the price. It's built well, looks good and slips easily into the pocket with a well-designed clip. The nib writes more smoothly than I would expect with a steel nib. The only drawback I can see is the smooth grip. It can get slippery with extended writing sessions allowing the fingers to slide down. If I'm writing notes, making a list or doing anything quickly this pen does the job. If I'm writing a long letter I might get another pen with a less slippery grip.