I have added a new picture that shows how the pen looks with the patina that develops over time and as you can see it looks like copper. The benefit of the Bronze material is that it is harder than copper and in my opinion a better material for a pen. The feel is solid but well balanced, so writing for long periods of time is comfortable. The retractable, spring loaded mechanism is fast, simple and easily operated with one finger or thumb from either right or left hand. There are no parts to wear out so it will give trouble free service. The refill is the Itoya Gel, medium, black. The pen was designed to have a simple but elegant look. It is quite unique and is suitable for everyone. Proudly made in the USA. The free leatherette cases are no longer available and will be replaced with a square plastic tube. International customers please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote. Please read the "faq"on the first page of my site for valuable pen and refill information. Specifications Material: Bronze Diameter: 3/8 in Length: 5.1 in Weight: 1.75 ounces Refill: Itoya, Black Gel 0.7 mm
The pen has the same great balance and even the same weight as the stainless steel pen.
Bronze is of course softer which will make it easier to mark and it will develop a darker patina over time.