The beauty of this pen is driving EoC to distraction. The cost - including customs, tax, and shipping - is close to NZ $2000. The money is there but so is a high level of personal resistance to spending this much. The pen looks totally worth it too , making the decision so much harder. I guess when one has been poor for so long breaking the non-spending habit is tough, even during financially better times.
The beauty is there, seen with my own eyes.
And the quality is there, seen with my own eyes, including the professional precision manufacturing equipment and the pride the workers take in a perfectioned product..