The pen was sent to me in a timely manner. No delay. This is a gorgeous Italian pen, just beautiful. The pen is large and solid to my hand. It may be too big for persons with smaller hand. I got one with extra fine nib (14K gold). The nib is somewhat solid and hard, but smooth and sharp. I like the letters I wrote with this pen. Certainly different from Pineider or Waterman pens, which offer much softer and wetter writing. This pen provides a special feeling or a "sense of security" when I grab it and generates another excitement when I write a sentence with it. Certainly another special taste which I commonly enjoy with multiple different fountain pens, The pen came with a black/brown color Maiora ink which I like. A very elegant color. .