The pen is handmade from Ebony also known as Gaboon Ebony, African Ebony, Nigerian Ebony, and Cameroon Ebony. Ebony is usually jet black with little or no variation or visible grain. Occasionally dark brown or grayish brown streaks may be present. Ebony grows in equatorial West Africa. The hardware is 24kt gold plated with a black center stripe.
The Big Ben Cigar Pen is a handsome powerfully built writing instrument. Cigar pens have a sophisticated heavy presence for those who enjoy a larger writing instrument.