This is a handmade cigar style pen. It is made of walnut (3rd layer) and purple heart (2nd and 4th layer) which are complimented by a dark exotic wood on the outside (1st and 5th layer). The gold fittings compliment the purple heart. This pen has a good weight to it which makes it feel comfortable in the hand. The finish on this wood protects it while allowing you to feel the wood.