These pens are excellent! They glide smoothly across the page and don't smudge. The weight is perfect too - not too thick or thin. The metal is thick and high-quality, making the pen very sturdy. It gives the pen a bit of weight, too, which I prefer when I write. The pen is thick and comfortable to grip. And, this is a great price for a quality pen - I don't have to worry about it exploding or untwisting in my purse! Not to mention they are super cute.