This massive and imposing Statesman rollerball pen is hand-turned from exotic Ziricote hardwood. This style is the largest and finest of the Statesman/Gentleman's fountain pen and rollerball family, featuring platimum and gold platings on all the metal parts. The wood and metal finishes are guaranteed for life. It uses either ink cartridges or bottled ink. If you like the smooth, liquid ink feel of a fountain pen gliding effortlessly across the page without the necessary maintenance of a fountain pen, this is the style for you.