We love the old cast iron handles here at the store. Actually, they are hard to acquire. This one is especially neat because of its high arch. The heavy handle is very versatile and could have come off of a door, trunk, ice box,,or wagon. It can be used horizontally or vertically. The handle is 5 1/2 inches long and the hole centers are 4 7/8 inches apart. The arch or depth of the handle (from the surface of the wood) is 1 7/8 inches.