This Fountain Pen is hand turned from PADAUK. It is a beautiful woodand often hasa nice, distinct grain pattern. The Wood is from WEST AFRICA. the Wood is a red/orange color and darkens with age. The fittings on this Pen are24 KT.gold and epoxy coated for a life time of use,and really look good with this Wood. The Pen is a reproduction of a Classic 1920's Parker Pen. The wood is finished to a smooth satin sheen, and the Nib is German made and Iridium. The nib is medium. The Pen comes with one ink cartridge as well as a refillable reservoir. The Cartridges can be bought at any Office Supply store. I ship by Priority Mail and the cost is $5.80 for U.S. shipping. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS CONTACT ME FOR ACTUAL SHIPPING COST BEFORE YOU offer. Also, I'm always happy to combine shipping when you buy more than one item. Please take the time to see my other listings. Thanks, Jack Chaney.