So much to love about the Horizon Needle Point pen starting with the fact it's a needle point pen housed in the body of a more substantial writing instrument. The Horizon's very fine tip and smooth-flowing, oil-based ink allow for precise, smooth writing. The aluminum, lacquer-coated barrel subtly shifts from a hexagonal shape -- prevents rolling -- to a comfortable cylindrical shape in the grip area. A securely engineered clip attaches to pockets or notebooks and tip retracts with a click of the button on the side of the barrel. From much-respected Japanese pen-maker, Ohto, black ink.