I all ready have three other Retro 51 tornado pens and I just love the enameled finished designs. I loved that the design on this pen looked like a vintage Waikiki Beach postcard. I have found that the great balance and tapered shape of the tornado design let me write for longer without getting writer's cramp. I also can attest to the durability of this pen having dropped it several time and having not scratched it. Not that I recommend other people be clumsy like me. In short a lovely design to inspire dreams of being far far away on a beach when it is threatening to snow here in Minnesota and a great design to write with at the same time. Oh, easily refillable too. Local stores that carry refills are listed at the retro 51 website.