It's a nice gourd, no metal trim (I prefer no trim), attractive decoration, precleaned which saves some trouble. I wish I could order specifically a large 12 oz. I prefer a large 12-14 oz gourd. This was listed at 6-12 oz. I asked for a larger gourd, and received one holding about 10 oz, which is pretty good. Most offerings seems to be more like 6-8 oz, so it's nice to find a somewhat larger one.