The Pilot Capless Wood fountain pen is made from brass with a warm and unique finish: a resin-impregnated toughening material derived from birch wood. The Capless barrel contains a mechanism of rare precision which allows the nib to retract into the barrel when not in use. The perfect combination of luxury and technology. The 18k gold nib is rhodium plated in Fine and Medium. It comes in a gift box, with the unique Pilot Converter-40 inside the pen and a black IC-50 ink cartridge.