So I looked at the pictures, watched a couple Youtube videos, and felt like I had a pretty good sense of what County Comm was shipping me. Wrong. This thing is a precision machined work of art! Heavy? Yes. Would I want to write the next great American novel in longhand with it? Probably not, but its weight is part of its appeal for me. There is no reason to believe this pen won't last me a lifetime. In that context, $45 seems like a steal.