Hand-turned on one of my wood lathes, the wood barrels f this pen are from a figured Black Walnut tree from my home state of Missouri. Into this fine wood I've laminated an eight-part double Celtic cross design. The upper cross is Sugar Maple and the lower one is Bloodwood.
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 ensure that the natural oils in your fingers won’t affect the appearance of the wood.