Great pen, but box not so great
I really like the design of this box, but the wood does not look so great with engraving. Unlike the cherry wood box which seems to have a natural blackness to it when it is engraved, this wood comes out a bit light. It's hard to describe, but the letters have a "raw" look to them. Also, the engraving was not as deep as I liked, but that may be due to the limited thickness of the lid. I felt that I could chip off the sides of the engraving and obscure the letters if I scratched at it. This is in comparison to the cherry wood double pen set which has much deeper engraving and looks absolutely gorgeous.
I would have liked to try the cherry wood version of this box. I recommend starting there if you would really like this design.
Please see my attached images. Note that the box I received did have an error in the engraving. Executive Gift Shoppe replaced the item for free.
ProsNice looking pen
ConsEngraving is shallow
Letters do not contrast that well with the wood