This new pen is made of Afzelia burl from Southeast Asia. This wood ranges from orange-pink to red. It is reportedly harvested out of poorly accessible areas by elephant. My trademark grip shape removes the continued stress to the hand with the standard "pincer grip" needed with all straight pens. My design allows a more comfortable hold at the front of the pen. Most people who try this shape like it, but it's all about personal preference. It is finished with highest quality cabinet grade lacquer finish and platinum parts. This one-of-a-kind pen uses cross-style refills.