Chris is a stellar salesman and went through effort to let me figure out which nib to get this in. Bought several things but this was the highlight of my trip. These platinum pens write so well and glassy smooth. The maki-e on this is subtle (in regards to other more expensive pieces) but still extraordinary. I was excited the whole trip home to get this pen inked and on paper. This was only my second time to this store but they have earned a returning customer as long as their doors are open.