This is my third Hinze pen ... very pleased with all. Am trying to get used to the nib .. this nib is somewhat different from my others. Realize nibs differ and have had just a few days use with the new one. Sometimes a new nib feels comfortable right out of the box and others take a little getting used to. The pen, however, could not be better .. really like to look and feel of it and will use it frequently because of that.