I haven't gotten mine yet. It looks like yours shows machining marks on it? Or is the finish supposed to look scratched on the conical area? Things I wanna know - does his mechanism to retract (and extend) the ink cartridge work well/reliably? And if the clip (since it needs a gap) doesn't have the clamping force to grip (and stay put) onto various pocket materials, and could get lost by getting out of a shirt pocket, then I won't like using it.