I was drawn to the brass and leather look of the YStudio pen and imagined it as a solid daily use pen. It is that. I'm thrilled with it. It feels great, not overly heavy despite being solid brass. It writes very well with the fine nib. I'm using 3 Oysters ink from Anderson Pens. It comes with sandpaper to personalize the barrel but I think I'll just let natural wear happen. It arrived quickly, and was carefully packaged. Thanks!