Not many people use fountain Pens nowadays however almost all write absolutely great. The lamy Safari is one of those pens that is cheap and well made. They are made from the same material as Lego, ABS plastic, and come in matte black and carious other colours. The pen writes fantastically and very smoothly, no pressure is needed to deposit ink which has a nice flow. It takes lamy Ink Cartridges which last around a week of heavy use but you can use ink from seperate converters. overall it is a very good pen for a cheap price.