Pilot's Kakuno fountain pens are great writers at a very affordable price. We've used $50 pens that don't have the smoothness and consistency of these simple plastic pens. They're well-balanced and easy to write with, so they're a perfect choice for new fountain pen users. Kakuno is also a great choice when you need a reliable pen for work or travel that won't be too expensive to replace. A simple user guide is included, along with one black ink cartridge. Made in Japan.