I'm using this dip pen and glass pen to draw my Somerset Scene. The glass pen was a very special present from my sister - she bought it for me on a trip to Germany. It is extremely precise and doesn't make any mess at all. A real pleasure to draw/paint with. I'm very careful with it though as I wouldn't want to snap it, or let it roll off the table - that would be a travesty to something that itself is a work of art. The dip pen was part of a birthday present from some special friends.