The chunky, almost cigar shaped writing instrument sits comfortably in the hand. The barrel is made of resin with a guilloche-engraved pattern and is polished to a high gloss. The end cap and tip are highly polished chrome plated metal and the metal clip is spring-loaded. The break-resistant 1.4 mm lead is degree B = 2 and is smooth for writing and sketching. It does not require sharpening. Large replaceable eraser under the twist cap.