This is an interesting ink blotter. It measures 1 1/2″ wide, 5 1/4″ long, and 3″ high. On the handle’s top is a “B” for the owner. Flanking the handle is a star (possibly signifying an officer) and an Iron Cross. Multiple pieces of blotting paper are attached to the bottom of the blotter. As the bottom piece became too soiled for use, it was removed and a fresh piece was ready to go. The ink blotter is made of wood. It would make a fine accessory on your desk.