Had been seeing ads for this beautiful pen and finally ordered from the Pen Place. I flushed out the nib section when I got it and loaded it up with Noodlers Bay State Blue. No adjustments needed, it writes smooth and wet enough for my fast writing. The nib does need to touch the paper at the correct angle but that's the way I already write so a good fit for me. Feels sturdy. Beautifully finished. I will be using this one daily. I did not realize that Conklin is an American business that started in the late 1800's and invented the pen that holds its own ink - an upgrade from a dip pen.