I have to say, it's definitely a beautiful glove! Craftsmanship is top notch, materials just as impressive, and the presentation is one of a kind. Plus it has the one time Recondtioning Program where you can send it in once in its lifetime and they repair, recondition, and bring the glove back to new....fantastic! I originally was looking to purchase a glove for softball practice, but fell into this and couldn't pass it up. I won't be using it for softball at 11.75 inches (and measures about a quarter inch smaller) but it will make its rotation with my other gloves on the baseball field.