This fountain pen feels great in the hand, looks stunning, posts well and writes like a dream. Really, the nib is so smooth it feels like you're gliding along the paper. It is my new favorite. It has written well since I filled it and it continues to do so. The piston makes filling the pen easy. The Grande is a bigger pen body so it would be a great pen for people who write for a long time--more ink too. The resin body is smooth and warm in the hand. I had seen some pens from the 20s and 30s that were black and white or black and cream and I wanted to get something in that color and I found it in this Grande black and white. I have bought some other pens since I bought the Grande but I change them out before I refill them and consistently use the Grande. Everything about this pen is quality.