They call the Blackwing the Lambo of pencils. And honestly, I'm inclined to agree. I mostly write in cursive and with a Blackwing, pencil to paper contact flows smoothly, beautifully, and in a way that almost seems to fuel the drive to keep writing. Call me a bit odd, but something about such a quality pencil boosts my morale a bit when I'm annotating the umpteenth page of my textbook. And for all you penmanship proponents out there, your journals and planners will thank you.