I bought this for a gift to my wife and she absolutely loves it. Having used it a few times I now have one on my list too. It's easy to fill up (just squeeze the inside part, dip the tip into the ink and allow it to suck up some ink) and writes super smooth. Only issue we have had is that you need to re-fill it after not using for a period of time (say a day or so) even if you left it full. I think this is just a fountain pen thing (we're new to them).