"Brier" wood comes from the evergreen shrub "Erica Arborea", native from the Mediterranean coast. This particular wood taken from the root area of shrub and is called "the jewel of wood." It gets this peculiar name due to its properties: its bright color and grainy texture. It is also highly durable. This brown, King of Pens model, blends perfectly with the ornaments and with the 21K gold nib with 24k gold plating.