Wasn't quite as sturdy as I expected, but not a slouch either. The ink is where
it loses a star. After writing with the Zebra surari ink, this just doesn't
compare. If it had the emulsion ink, it would 5 *'s easily. The ink was reason
enough for me to give it to my wife. I write very small and I need a crisp ink.
This didn't fit the bill. Aside from that great pen with great slide action.