This is my first Namiki pen and it is a total winner. First it is absolutely gorgeoa happy, cheerful scene that tells you this writing session is going to be fun. Second it feels good in the hand like a perfect fit. Third it writes like a dream smooth, no or very little feedback, beautiful thin line that just glides over the page. In short everything a fountain should be and with a beautiful decoration thrown in for good measure. OK I am totally pleased with this pen and I bet if you get one you will be too.