The X-Large Ram's Horn Shofar is half polished and very beautiful. It is very easy to blow and is good sounding. It has a slight scent but this is easily corrected by following the Care and Cleaning instructions. This is an outstanding buy at this price and I would highly recommend it. If you are looking for total perfection in a Shofar, you may need to spend the $250.00 to $350.00 at other locations. I feel very Blessed to own this Shofar.