The Gearshift Pen is based off a five-speed "H" pattern shifter and can be shifted just like the real thing. Authenticity abounds; The cap features a car tire with a true to life tread adn hubcap. The tip features the same tire tread as teh cap. The shiofter handle includes an etched five-speed patern. And the industrialized crowbar clip attached to the body with two small screws rounds out the design. The Parker style refill advances in low gear and fully retracts at high gear. The metal finish is Antique Brass. The wood has been turned from Monkey Pod which comes from Cebntral & South America & Hawaii. It has a hand applied multi-layer acrylic finish that is extremely durable. It should not be exposed to extreme temptures or moisture. Measurements are approx. 5.25"L x .5"dia. A card with instructions for the care of wood pens with the name of the wood and it's origin are included with the purchase.