This SPECTACULAR pen is made from Masur Birch from Finland. This cream colored wood shows the distinctive markings of Masur Birch with its dark "fleck" pattern. This is one of the most difficult and expensive woods to find. 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. Made with Platinum parts and uses cross-style pen refills.