I have a lot of respect to the design and build of Conklin pens. I have a number of them in fountain pen, ball-point, a few roller-ball writers. As a matter of fact, my latest collected Conklin Duragraph is the Orange Nights Ballpoint Pen. Smooth, effortlessly in writing a short note or making a long-page count message comes with a big win. This pen is a match to same styled fountain pen, which also has a bigger grip, nice balance of body and cap, and a really nice glow of orange. I consider it a very efficient instrument with a flair of fashion.