This is a true conversation starter! This fountain pen is carefully crafted from ancient bog oak, dug up from the bogs in the Fens, England. Carbon dated by Laval University in Quebec, the age of the wood is 5590 years old (+ or - 20 years). Surrounding the oak is a beautiful, rich, gold finish, with a finial that allows you to post the cap on the barrel. The nib is a German-made, iridium tip #5, medium, designed for a lifetime of smooth writing. This pen will make a great gift!