This pen was created for my sister-in-law. She wanted something very nice for her boss of several years. I suggested a high - end pen. This pen is made of an exotic wood called "Amboyna Burl", which comes from padauk trees (Pterocarpus spp.) of Southeast Asia. Padauk trees are quite common but the burl is extremely rare. The finish is Rhodium and 22 kt gold.