The American cowboy lives what he believes, and does not worry about conforming to anyone's mold. At the same time, a cowboy is a man of substance, strength and courage. The cowboy symbols on this pen are evidence of the real culture of hard work, horsemanship, and individualism. A replica of a tooled leather boot on top of the clip is the ultimate symbol of this American icon. The interlocking horseshoes around the center band are symbol of luck. While the stars throughout the pen design are a nod to the sheriffs of the Wild West, and stand for law, order and good will. Your gift recipient doesn't need to be a Cowboy to appreciate this pen; the symbolism of Cowboy and the Wild West is admired throughout the world. Smooth writing performance with a Parker® style refill. Plus the authentic patina and natural darkening of the Antique Pewter brings out the details of the finish and creates a unique feel with a charm all its own. It will add a sense of warmth to your handmade creation.