Shoddy in some parts, excellent in others
The top of the box arrived with scratches all over it and the rosewood isn't flush with the maple wood, which made me wonder how quickly this was put together. The pen arrived in perfect condition, however, and the bottom of the box arrived in a less-than-perfect but acceptable fashion. The oval view window wasn't sanded down either, which made me question the overall quality of products on this website. It concerns me not so much that I've spent a hearty $37 on this, but that I've spent a hefty $84 on another product from this site as well. Will that arrive in similar condition, too? I'm prepared to be disappointed. So I've emailed these folks here about the brand, shade, and amount of varnish used for the box, because it's 4 days until I give this to my father and I'm not sure if they'll be able to send me a replacement in time with what I imagine are many other back orders to fulfill, and I can certainly fix this myself if I knew what to use, but they haven't gotten back to me yet.
Pros- The engraving is very nice
- The pen is perfect
- The bottom half of the box is very acceptable
Cons- The top half of the box has a bunch of scratches on it
- the oval window isn't sanded down
- the rosewood and maple wood aren't flush on the top box