This pen has been created by cutting the wood in to then strips, then sticking it back together, then cutting then again and turning them 90 degrees then sticking them back together again. A process that takes some time to achieve. The finished result is quite nice I think. A slightly chunkier pen than most but its weight isn't overpowering as the wood is quite light.
Wikipedia says Purpleheart: "Peltogyne, commonly known as purpleheart, amendoim, violet wood, amaranth and other local names (often referencing the colour of the wood) is a genus of 23 species of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae; native to tropical rainforests of Central and South America; from Guerrero, Mexico, through Central America, and as far as south-eastern Brazil. They are medium-sized to large trees growing to 30–50 m (100–160 ft) tall, with trunk diameters of up to 1.5 m (5 ft). The leaves are alternate, divided into a symmetrical pair of large leaflets 5–10 cm (2–4 in) long and 2–4 cm (1–2 in) broad. The flowers are small, with five white petals, produced in panicles. The fruit is a pod containing a single seed. The timber is desirable but difficult to work"
It comes with a refill and a tied velvet pouch.