Hand-turned on one of my wood lathes, the wood barrels of this pen are from the burl of a Madrone tree, native to the southwest US and Mexico.
The Diplomat model is one of my most popular pen styles. I elected a long time ago to use only the finest materials for the writing instruments I create. So, the metal parts on nearly all my pens are plated with expensive platinum and black titanium and the mechanical parts are the most durable and dependable I can find. The finishes I use on these pens ensures that the natural oils in your fingers won’t affect the appearance of the wood.