When i bought this pen for 2000, all my friends wanted to know what was so special about it.Come on, its just a pen, what else do you expect. And brands like sheaffer name their price.Writing felt a little coarse at the beginning but eventually it got smoother. The pen is a bit heavy and the look and feel is unbeatable. It did attract a few gazes. It's short but looks like a stud in your hand. So if you got money to burn...just buy this one.