Yes I think it could be. I buy in the UK from Stiles and Bates and they are trying to extend the range of woods with this treatment. Not sure what the process really is but I think it involves resin and pressure pots. This may mean more to you than me it just looked worth a try I have brought about 4 types to try.I like the pen. The plating and blanks really go well together. What is "Resin Impregnated"? Is that another term for stabilizing?