Closed. These 22 blanks fit into a small flat rate box. They measure 3/4" x 5". Solid. The first photo I sprayed with water to show how the wood looks after finishing. You don't see Guatemala rosewood on the market very often. It's like other rosewoods, maybe not as oily. The color is a brilliant brick red. Machines very nicely. Makes great pens. For the box $40. I pay the shipping in U.S. All you have to do is say "I'll take them."