John Placed on 18-01-2023 I have come to learn that not all fountain pens write well when received. The Montegrappa Extra Otto in zebra celluloid that I acquired from Fontoplumo wrote not just well, but magnificently from the beginning. This pen provides a delicious feeling when viewing it, holding it, and especially when writing with it. Montegrappa's Extra Otto is a timelessly classic fountain pen, made with loving precision, that will give me great pleasure to use for years before I pass it along to one of my children. Thank you, Fontoplumo, for the attentive manner in which you communicated about my purchase, and the efficient way in which you sent the pen to me in Canada.