This heavy brass handle is long enough for a firm grip to pull the door open. Having four mounting screws, the handle can pull a lot of weight. The flared end is the top of the handle, if one mounts the handle vertically. It could also, however, be put on a chest or box in a horizontal position. The handle measures 5 1/8 inches long. The hole screws are approximately at 4 inches. At the highest point, the handle projects 2 inches from the door (or lid).,It weighs 7 ounces.