Current daily writer is the Caran d’Ache 849 fountain pen. Its very good. The fine tip is a little more like a medium when compared to Pilot and Lamy. Everything is nice and smooth. I like all the colors. I purchased the darker green color. The lacquering is amazing, and exactly the kind of quality you expect with a Swiss made pen. Nice and smooth surface and the hexagonally shape is great. I don’t mind the drop in diameter from the body to the tip mount. The only thing that might be a little negative is the length, when you post the cap. Posting inserts using the same kind of ring as when you cap the pen. So its kind of awkward @ +8 inches. Also the mount ring isn’t as tight as the cap. So it wobbles a little. Not really a big deal.