I made this wonderful pen from a single piece of Water Buffalo Horn by turning, sanding and polishing to create this amazing ball point writing pen. The cap unscrews from the tip and screws on to the cap to give a finely balanced writing implement. It takes Parker style refills so you are ensured of a smooth writing experience. The horn itself was taken from a particularly nice batch that shows much of the natural grain within the horn. This is highlighted well in the final finish and looks fantastic with the 24ct Gold Plated fittings. A great gift for any occasion, and I like it so much I have made another one for myself.