Larry your comments are appreciated and I think I agree, sadly I have no Cigar Kits. but may have a different kit.A very nice and well tuned timber. That being said I think the pen kit chosen does not do the wood justice. Perhaps a wider diameter kit such as a cigar or roller ball. Just my opinion(FWIW) and I would be the last one to pose as a pen design expert.
DaleI can appreciate making the knot proud to draw your eyes to it. The upper barrel barrel where the clip meets the wood gives it the appearance of a shallow cove which throws the profile off a bit for me. Nicley sanded and finished.