This pen starts with a lovely piece of Vasticola Burl, a rock-hard burl wood from Australia. The Australian Government isn't making it easy these days to get any of this, so it's a bit rare. Especially this type of quality. At any rate, it's mated to a very elegant Sierra chassis in Black Titanium and Gold. The wood is finished in a very durable polymerized finished, polished to a mirror finish. You won't find these in your local Luxury Pen Shop in the Mall!