This isn't a shape that I normally associate with Pilot, so it seems a little weird to call this, as many do, Pilot's flagship pen. But from a quality standpoint, it warrants the title. First, while it doesn't have the dozens of coats of urushi that you'd get with other urushi lacquered pens, you definitely get the urushi feel in the hand. The nib is spectacular, and the converter capacity is decent. It's an impressive-looking (especially in the vermilion finish) "business" style pen. A pricey but worthy competitor to the MB 149s of the world.