This Pilot is the very first “nice” pen I’ve ever bought for myself. I admired it in the case at Truphae for about a year, and then finally bought it a few weeks ago. I am delighted with this pen. First, it is gorgeous to look at. The cadmium orange and yellow resins are deep, and they mingle beautifully on the barrel and cap. It’s a smooth writer, too, and definitely an extension of my hand. The pen comes with a converter, but it also uses cartridges, so that’s really convenient. This has become my favorite pen. Thanks Truphae!