While the first had distinctive grain veins and colour variation this one is the opposite rich dark chocolate. The Gold and chrome embellishments along with the Iridium nib with its fine engraving only add to the quality of the kit and the timber.
I am not usually a fan of a high gloss finish but this Minwax Gloss brush on makes it stand out.
In trying to attain the finish I wanted meant 4 to 6 coats of Minwax this didn't come without some serious frustration as the workshop temperature often was below 8C. This caused bubbles to form in the application of the finish. There was much sanding back to bare timber and re-application only when the temperature was above 14C would I get a good result.