The base of blue ebonite is beautifully marbled with turquoise, red, green and cream. The clip is made by lost wax casting, and the nib is a no. 7 in 18k, both given an antiqued copper finish. Christine at Mora Stylos told me that the patina can react with ink, and I said, thatâ€™s the point, isnâ€™t it? Wabi sabi might be a Japanese phrase, but the sentiment can be universal.