I love this pen, just reviewed it for Amazon....thought I'd share. Not really a full review, more musings in memory of it..... I have owned this pen for almost 10 years. It has gone through more than ANY fine writing instrument should, and has been my "workhorse" fountain pen, living in my shirt pocket nearly every day, and it wrote all but two law school finals, and my essay portion on the bar exam...I love it and feel very attached to it. This morning, my one year old daughter got a hold of it, and played a fun game of "smash it repeatedly on the tile floor." The pen finally broke. It has gone through the wash (twice), been on my body when I was hit by a taxi...leaving a pen-shaped bruise on my chest, had the medium nib smashed by a drunk in a bar (while in the pen, after it was yanked, without permission, from my pocket), and had the fine nib jammed into the webbing between my fingers by a different drunk (friend) in my home. And then a one year old simply beat it to death. Ahhh...memories. I'll be buying another just as soon as I decide if I should get a new color.