The Ahab Fill Flex Nib pen is a great value. Is it a Mont Blanc No ! but that is the beauty of this pen, it works wonderful, I write daily, and I need a work horse not a show piece, though the Noodler's Ink "Ahab" is no slouch to look at either. Mostly made of plastic I would be turned off the saving the redemption is in that it is all screw fitted from the cap to the fill it is all threaded ! That is usually a sign of high quality and no chance of a lost cap due to a improper fit over time. I love this pen ! Even the multiple ways to fill this pen from piston plunger to actually using the body as a reservoir ! what a huge capacity that is though I have never used that method "yet". Don't hesitate this Whale of a pen is the best $22 you can spend especially if your getting started and for the experienced; we already know the price tag does not dictate the line.