Lamy roller-balls are a good alternative to fountain pens or ballpoint pens. Combine the best of the two classic categories: roller-ball pens are as easy to operate as ballpoint pens. And they have a similarly beautiful type face to the fountain pen. A roller-ball pen that needs no cap. A smooth, clean flow of ink. But what is absolutely unique - a clip that retracts completely for extra writing comfort. In the writing position, the roller-ball is extended and the clip retracted for greater writing comfort. When the roller-ball is retracted, the clip is raised so the pen can be clipped onto a jacket pocket.