Them a little more definition so i polished a dyed wood finishing oil into the pen as i made it, and it. Really'popped' the grain just perfectly. I think the rhodium/black titanium mechanism was a perfect match for this piece of wood. A couple of quick things: if you would like this as a fountain pen, all you need to is ask, i can swap in a #6 flex nib fountain nose onto the pen. When you're ordering the pen, let me know the type of ink refill you'd like, blue, black, bold/medium/fine.I really recommend a beautiful gift box for the pen, so let me know what you'd like in the variations below. The premium cherry box is perfect for this pen. If you have questions please get in touch. This item is made of maple burl.