I am thrilled with this pen. First, it is stunning! The icy green shimmers under the light. Pictures cannot capture how beautiful it is. The pen is very comfortable and light. Second, the broad nib is wonderfully smooth and glides across the page. It's a magnificent writer. I know the old saying is "when in doubt, throw it out". But in this case, when in doubt, BUY IT!!! This is a fabulous pen.