This gun stock material was cut in 2014 and has been dried to perfection over 7 years. There are amazing colors and figure present. Blanks are generally surfaced on all sides. A few blanks have imperfections that are pictured. These gun blanks are ideal for high end rifles and shotguns. This piece has a 1/2" check in the burl eyes in the area of the planer skip. The wide lower area has a couple checks. The stock end has two checks but if you move the template you can avoid it, the pictures will show refrence. Must be able to work with the burl eyes with voids, and the checks. We have reduced the price to reflect the defects.