This bent just opening the package, there is so little space between letters that it bends - I have tried to straighten ii out and think I can still work with it but would stick to the brass ones from here on out.
4/5 stars because the metal is surprisingly thin. I bent it just getting it out of the packaging, and I imagine it would be fairly easy to accidentally break the stencil.
That said, I love the font and the little extra embellishments. I've already used this twice!