The above is an AG-7, which is similar to the pens used by NASA astronauts. I ain't crazy about the pattern on the barrel of this one.
* Here's Bill's post that inspired me to write this one;
These are the two that I tend to use the most. The steel one is my daily carry, along with whatever fountain pen I feel like using on the day. The brass model bears the scars of a few years of daily use.
The ends of these pens are pretty nice to hold. These ridges make for a nice grip with no slippage. They're not an overly heavy pen, either, which would explain the $12.oo price. A great value-for-money.
Dig that crazy ringed Saturn engraving on the end of the clip!
I opened up the pen after I wrote this. It actually has a Bold refill in it. These days, I tend to get a couple of months out of each refill, since I do a lot of incidental writing throughout the day.
By the way, I agree with some of you who say that Rhodia makes better papers than Moleskine. I made the switch from one to the other a couple of years ago and haven't looked back. While the Moleskines look really cool, they aren't as fountain pen friendly as the Rhodia notepads.