Everything I hoped for
I had my eye on these holders for two years before I was finally able to buy them, so my expectations had plenty of time to get very high! I was not disappointed. The engraving is beautiful and clean, and the holder is heavy and well made. I waited until after Christmas to write a review because I wanted to see if it held a full stocking-- It does! You do have to have the holder pushed as far back as possible on the mantle (we had a large garland behind it that had to be removed when the stockings were filled), but they work wonderfully. We even accidentally dropped the holders a couple of times on our tile fireplace surround with no damage to either holder or tile. I am very pleased.