Simply gorgeous craftsmanship. Just look at the details!
At a quick glance, it may look like the typical overpriced mass-produced wooden trays. But the beauty of this wooden pen tray is that no sandpaper or file was used to finish it. Just with a knife. When I ran my finger over the “smooth” surface of the tray, you can feel subtle grooves on the wood that is produced by a carving tool. The engraved grooves, where the pens seat, is obviously carved by hand since you can see slight irregularities when you examine it closely.
Made with mizumezakura wood (a type of birch), this pen tray just exudes simplicity and form. The hand carving is to accentuate the beauty and life of the wood by not subjecting it to harsh treatment of sandpaper, and such.