The Olympian Elite 2 has a twisted 3-D rope of Rhodium which is a rare metal. The nib is German iridium. It has a premium ink reservior and has a cartrige also. The body of the pen is turned from Blackline Splated Silver Orange Maple that come from eastern North America. It has a very unique grain that makes it one of a kind. It has a very durable finish. It is approx. 5.5"L.