The colour/markings in this wood can differ and the photo displays a sample only. Spalted Beech can have various markings, some pieces better marked that others. Because of the nature of the wood it can sometimes result in the finished pen having natural indents or small pieces missing. This occurs in the natural turning process and we do not use artifical fillers. This product is made from natural wood and as such any patterns and colour variations is normal. Pen is show in Silver clip finish.