I was pleased to receive this in a monthly ink box. It is really good looking, the blue and silver are really sharp. The compact size is nice, it still has a nice heft to it and appropriate weight. My biggest problem is that it is small, and to fit into a hand comfortably, it has to be topped. It tops by twisting it into the threads. And when you screw it all the way to the end of the threads so it is snug and doesn't wobble, the clip is against the index finger. This makes it uncomfortable for anything more than a signature or short note. I've tried to see if I could twist the clip to another position, but it is tightly in place and I don't want to risk breaking anything.