Click for a better view. There's a company called Diplomat that I don't think too many fountain pen users know about. German company and makes some great pens at very reasonable prices (Compared to most modern fp's) http://www.mydiplomatpen.com for more info. It does not look like they sell this model anymore, but I almost always have this pen inked and close by. It travels well, writes like a dream and super easy maintenance. It's a real workhorse, no skips, no bleeds, just fill it up (cartridge by the way) and it rocks. Some people use fountain pens as a status symbol and some people actually like to write with them. This pen makes you actually forget you are writing with a fountain pen.