This year (2011) mark the 30th Anniversary since it was introduced to the world back in 1981. The briar wood is selected as the material of choice for this special edition pen. The wood is bright and shiny. It is very hard too and has very high heat resistance and durability.
All these characteristics are similar to those Sailor 1911 Profit pen characterisctics when Sailor company manufacture the pen for the last thirty years.
Briar (root) wood is taken from the root of the white heath tree grown in the Mediterranean coastal regions of Europe. It is called the jewel of wood because of the beauty of the unique spiral grain.
It is the most popular type wood for used for making smoking pipes and knife handles.