This amazing pen is made from a very expensive and prized wood from Laos. Amboyna burl is a bright reddish rare burl-one of the best burls for pens. 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 the highest quality cabinet grade lacquer finish and platinum components.