It is a beautiful pen, I typically like larger pens but this is such a pretty pen I bought it anyway. It does need to be posted to be comfortable in the hand. I also bought a matching green converter which is a really nice touch for the demonstrator. I did get a fine nib and it does provide a little more feedback than I have experienced with other Sailor nibs. Lastly I did put a Diamine shimmering ink in it and I do store it vertically but it has performed flawlessly. I am very pleased with my purchase.