I ordered this pen to check out the Faber-Castell product and give it a whirl. Maybe I got a defective product - I found the nib (F) to be the scratchiest I've written with. It was not a pleasant pen to use. You can purchase two Pilot Metropolitans or TWSBI Swipe's for this price, and they are considerably better writing pens. Thankfully, the dealer seems to be a good one, and I was able to return it.