WOW! Just WOW!! The zippo came earlier than I expected. It does come in the authentic black zippo box. It was properly packed to ship. The engraving is possibly the best I've EVER seen. The words are crisp & clean, no stray or hesitation marks. If I didn't know better, I would swear it was manufactured that way! After engraving, it was cleaned & polished to a high shine. It was so nice, I couldn't wait until Valentine's Day. I got my boyfriend into collecting Zippos 10 years ago. He's extremely fussy. He was totally impressed. The only down side, he says it's to nice to use!!