Lamy Tipo is a smooth, refillable rollerball pen with Bauhaus looks and an affordable pricetag. The clip doubles as the retraction mechanism, with a clever movement that clicks into the side of the pen to extend the cartridge and releases with a gentle squeeze. We use Tipo quite a bit around the shop for quick memos and taking notes on inventory, because it can be left open without drying out and it writes easily and clearly at a variety of angles. It's a writing experience that surpasses other pens at its price, and the modernist style speaks for itself. This is the upgraded Tipo with a metal body. Made in Germany.