This pen is perfect if you know an EMT. Laser cut and dyed Maple. The pieces were hand inlayed and then turned on the lathe. It takes a standard Parker refill that you can get at any office supply store. The engraving on the box did not turn out as well as I had hoped so I am throwing that in at no charge. The saying engraved is "Some people spend their whole lives wondering if they made a difference, Some don't have that problem.".