My good buddy, Terry, is in Afghanistan for the next several months as a liason officer to the French. Along with some movies and snacks, I decided to turn some pens for him and his troops. Not knowing how the wood would hold up to the conditions, I asked him to keep that one for himself and give the others away as he saw fit. (I can always make him another if the weather causes issues.) I hope that they get good use out of them!