The Elizabeth is a substantial instrument to wield. Not too heavy by any description but no lightweight for sure. The body is copper and the cap resin. Intricate detail surround the central ring and gives the pen its character. Finely carved detailing on the body entices one to twist the pen and admire the craftsmanship. Designed to post with a screw on cap this German nibbed fountain pen will accept typical international short cartridges or you can fill with your favorite bottled ink. Converter is not included.