@ Tom Kellie
You are welcome.
The spiders and snakes are in use. Bring on the scorpions, centipedes and any other volunteers from the entomology department.
If done well, the scorpion could look menacingly fantastic.
For those in the know, it is instantly recognizable whereas others would mistake it for a colorful plastic pen w/ a silver trim.
The Franz Kafka is an excellent balance between the 'bland' 146, 149 etc. and the heavily embellished PoA series.
IMO, everything about it is very un-MB and that is what makes it captivating. Simplicity accentuates beauty.
It is also the only pen to feature the brownish-reddish color in the MB stable, IIRC.
Your comments above enhance my appreciation of the WE Kafka pen.
That's especially interesting that its color is different from other releases.
Will a future WE Herman Melville pen be thick and white?