I think I say "wow" a lot but, then i opened the 4am Sailor 1911 Large and i uttered a slow whispered, "wow." The color whispers just as the pen's classic timeless looks do. I bought the fine nib ... I signed a piece of paper then wrote a few words in print block style ... the smoothness also whispers, "wow.". I bought this pen as a reward to myself for winning a long legal battle with a corporation that will go unnamed. The pen's writing abilities and shear beauty make the win even sweeter.