Got this pen to make up the difference for free shipping. It's a great addition to my collection. I use it for swatching the inks that I get. It's perfect for that. I change inks efficiently, yet I get to sample all the inks that come to my collection. The one minus is that because of the grip it's cumbersome to rotate the pen to use all sides of it. You can do it but it is just a bit of a pain.
Love writing with this pen to bring back memories of an earlier time.
Glass Dip Pen