I tried stabilized black palm for the first time. I used it with the new Maple Leaf Chrome and Gunmetal rollerball kit from William Wood-Write. Although the black palm was stabilized it proved to be a challenge to prevent it from chipping or cracking. So, liberal doses of thin CA were needed at regular intervals. Despite that I am quite pleased with the result. It was sanded to 400 and then I usd Yorkshire Grit. The finish is Shellawax friction polish topped with some hard wax.