Black palm trees come from tropical Asia and Africa yielding one of the most unique woods available. The palm tree has no growth rings so the grain patterns appear in streaks of sinuous black and reddish brown fibers. I have coupled this wood with black titainium fittings which have rhodium accents. The nib is a German made, medium point. Your pen will arrive displayed in a glass top case, and will include an international sized ink cartridge, as well as a piston converter for using your favorite bottled ink.