This Emperor Rollerball Pen with Rhodium/22k Gold hardware includes hand crafted Ambrosia Maple barrels. Much like Spalted Maple and other forms of figured maple, Ambrosia Maple is technically not a specific species of Maple, but rather a general description of any type of Maple that has been infested by ambrosia beetles. The beetles bore into the tree, and with it bring fungus that discolors the wood. Ambrosia Maple is considered a decorative feature which gives the wood additional character. The Ambrosia Maple is cross-cut to show off the beautiful grain of the wood. The Emperor is one of the finest pens available today. Featuring durable plating and unique and intricate hand carved pattern that has been richly coated in 22K gold. All of the casting work has been meticulously done by hand, with a lot of care and attention to detail taken with every step along the way. Before final assembly, the pen is checked again for final fit and finish, and once more hand polished to ensure perfection. Making this large pen truly fit for a king!