As a pen, not a world shaker but I really like this. It is a standard 7mm European in Titanium gold. The wood was sent by our own Cav to meet the requirements of a special order. It will be a gift for a doctor who has her office decorated in all green. The wood is stabilized, dyed Buck Eye Burl and is very pretty. The stable materail made it a bit hard but it turned nicely. I was tempted to not put any finish on at all but ended up with my usual routine of going through the Micro Mesh grits, three coats of Deft spray laquer with much drying time in between and resanding with the final two grades of MM and then my trusty wool blanket. Over all that I put a final sparkle on with Trade Secret Wax auto polish. I got a decent price for this, partly because I explained to the client that I now only use Titanium platings (or equivalent in silver colors). On a side note: I tried to upgrade my customer to a Jr. Gent, or Gent as his sweetie is an upscale type person. But he couldn't be budged, he likes the European style. Don't argue with the customer. I have a feeling he, or she, will be ordering something more upscale in the future.