While the price of this pen is higher than some others, it’s definitely value for money. It is well designed, very durable, has good balance, and great feel in the hand. This is a special pen, a classic that is almost 100 years old, but still very modern and stylish in its own unique way. I imagine it would also make a very special present to a deserving graduate or perhaps for a birthday or other occasion. I would say there is only one other pen that Leena sells that might surpass this pen and that would be the very conservative MontBlanc Diplomat 149 in the same Black and Gold, but no other pen comes close! I think it makes for a very fine writing experience.