I. Would not say i am a pen snob but I do appreciate any product that is designed well and simply does its job. I bought one of each pen through the Kickstarter and was blown away when they arrived. The quality of the machining is simply exceptional, the pen mechanism is extremely well designed and superb in its simplicity and the way the action works. The pen is so solid and heavy you know when it is in your pocket, and best of all one of my normal peeves has been addressed. Thr retaining clip is very robust and bullet proof. If you clip this pen into your shirt pocket it will never fall out. I am a tradesman and this pen has become my every day carry pen for quoting jobs. It is indestructible and is a pleasure to use. I have packed away my fisher space pens and my Parker, this is my favorite. Thank you for another stellar Bastion product, as always beauty and strength.