The Platinum bamboo pen has a very nice feel to it - the bamboo is smooth, almost rubbery, and so it is very comfortable. The broad nib writes well, a bit wet actually. The only negative is that the cap-less pen is shorter than most other fountains. So if you have a small to medium size hand (size 7 glove or smaller) it should be fine. Overall, it is a very fine writing instrument and very unique.