The ruthenium plating looks fantastic. I’ve always enjoyed the dark luster of ruthenium and like the subtlety sinister undertones it adds to the pen.
Performance was very good. This particular example was sent to me for customization, but I did use it in its unmodified state and found it to be a good writer. I don’t put too much weight on out-of-the-box performance since every pen can be adjusted so easily to suite an owner’s preference.
So, it sounds like this is a no-brainer purchase, right? Well, not exactly. Two things held me back: the size and the balance.