"The upside: it's unique, it's made in the USA, and it's personalized. I really like the concept, design, and the overall quality is very good (e.g. made well). It did come with a "Caring for Untreated and Oiled Wood" card: in a nutshell, use common sense on daily use and "Oil Frequently with Mineral Oil". The down side: pay close attention to the natural dark streak in the catalog photo on the right side above the grape leaves - ours came with several significantly darker tones through the top portion and this detracts from the grape design and engraving. I'm hoping that oiling it will help even that out some. I'm a perfectionist, so I would not have chose this particular one to engrave - I would have picked one with less dark streaks. But my husband sees over that and appreciates the natural beauty - it was a gift to him."
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