When you buy a Falter 2D Pen, don't expect to start writing with it immediately. That flat sheet of iron you see pictured above is what you'll start with. The pen under it is the goal. You'll have to fold and bend your way to something that hopefully still writes, and luckily Falter is happy to help you out. They'll include a key for bending and instructions so you don't end up with some lump resembling what some might call "unusable," or "modern art."
Maybe a disfigured sculpture would help you recoup your losses: This pen's about a billion times more expensive than a Bic at $39. Then again, it's also handmade in Italy.