Hand-turned on one of my wood lathes from a decorative piece of Wild Choke Cherry burl. It uses either ink cartridges or bottled ink. This style is the more compact member of the Statesman/Gentleman’s fountain pen and rollerball family. While more sedate than its Statesman brothers, this model features platimum and gold platings on all the metal parts. The wood and metal finishes are guaranteed for life.