I had a request from a friend in IL for some pens. She works with the police department in a small town. Several weeks ago, one of the officers and his K-9 partner were hit and killed by a drunk driver. She asked if I could make some "Thin Blue Line" pens (black with a blue stripe) to honor the fallen officer. I decided to make them for the cost of material, which was minimal, since they're made with PSI Funline kits. The wood is ebonized walnut and the center band is acrylic.