These are the 2nd & 3rd fountain pens that I have turned. The first was a trial and was exactly like these. They were all made out of Ebony and there is a small story behind them. I taught Ind. Arts for 32 years and was retired when I got word that my school was going to close down the shop program due to not being able to find an instructor, so after 6 years of retirement I told them I would fill in for a year. One of the jr. high students I had that year got involved in archery. Turns out, he got pretty good at it and won the Silver medal in the 2016 Olympics. Originally, he wanted a c;ustom bow grip made out of Ebony and that he had the wood. So I told him I would give it a try (first time working with Ebony), anyway I got it done and he loved it and then he turned around and wanted to know if I could make a couple of fountain pens for him and his girlfriend. You will have to forgive me on the pictures, photography is not my skill.