This is a beautiful handmade Lock'n' Load pen. The comfortable shape in the hand is complemented by the wonderful natural feel and warmth of the wood. The pen is made from Ancient Fenland Bog Oak with Gun metal and copper coloured fittings. Makes great Valentine's day, Graduation, Birthday, executive or 5th Wood Anniversary, teacher or Retirement gift. The pen is complete with standard Parker type refill ready for use.It will be shipped in the case as pictured. Around 5000BC a rise in sea level caused the Fens to flood. The old growth trees died where they stood, eventually falling into the silt that now covered the forest floor. Some were preserved in the anaerobic conditions only to be disturbed thousands of years later by farmers now cultivating this rich land. Some of theses Sub-fossilised tress are found with trunks in excess of 100ft. The Bog oak has a weight and density to rival the most highly valued tropical hardwoods, it is also the only native tree to provide black wood. A small gift card will be sent with the item giving details of the Bog Oak. All pens are handmade by me beginning with rough cut woods for the body. The body of the pen is turned on a lathe to the final shape as seen on each pen. The body is then sanded, sealed, polished and waxed to its final finish. Assembly is completed by using pre-made high quality pen components for long lasting performance and reliability.