When we teamed up with Jon David Jones to become a distributor of his abalone blanks we knew we had a winner. He gets his abalone in sheets and then laser cuts them into strips. They are then adhered to the tubes and each strip has to be perfect in order to complete the circumference of the tube. Once complete they are then cast in a poly resin. Once cured,turned and polished these make some of the most beautiful pens in the market place.