Steve, it is a very nice looking pen, but, why didn't you fill the small knot that can be seen in pic #2? It is not a major flaw, but it does take away from the pen.
Very nice; I prefer "plain" wood as long as it has interesting grain.
Sorry, I'm not sure what the wood is. And the color on my screen is not a very good representation of what it looks like in hand.The segments are the grain lines..... Very nice. Love the color. What is the wood?
I in no way took your comment as anything negative. I also really enjoy a pretty wood pen - I segment because it gives me something to do without amassing a barrel full of pretty wood pens.Please don't mistake me, I am fascinated by segmented blanks. I couldn't make one if I tried, so I go to pretty woods with the occasional acrylic if it reminds me of the pens from the 30's and 40's.