Description The Sailor Kabazaiku Cherry Bark fountain pen is a warm, medium shade of brown made from wild cherry bark wood. Cherry bark woodworking is a traditional Japanese art form and Samurai warriors even used cherry bark to decorate their weapons. The unique pattern of the wild cherry bark on the cap and barrel means that no two pens will be alike. The natural wood grain provides slight texture which is an interesting detail not found in many other pens. The smooth writing 14k gold nib is a delight to use. The thick gold trim band, inscribed with "Denshiro" and "Sailor Japan," provides an added element of elegance and warmth which compliments this material. The pen fills with either Sailor proprietary ink cartridges, or with the included converter for use with bottled ink. The Sailor Kabazaiku ships in an attractive presentation box which includes a complimentary bottle of Sailor ink in Black.For the best long-term performance of your Sailor fountain pen, we highly recommend that you use the Sailor Fountain Pen Maintenance Kit for the most efficient way to clean your fountain pen!