Not my favorite to behold, not even my best writer, but a good writer that doesn’t miss a beat. This was the only pen I bought in 2008 that didn’t need to be tweaked!.
The nib gives some feedback, thus it’s not the smoothest writer, but it never skips. Capped, it’s about 1/4″ longer than the popular Dollar piston filler. Also, like the Dollar pen, the Staedtler sports a blind cap covering the filling mechanism. The pen doesn’t leak or blob and ink doesn’t rapidly turn darker in it. What’s more, the F nib is a true fine. Considering that it was slightly under $20. shipped, I couldn’t ask for more for the money.