This unusual shaped handle was meant to handle a heavy door and be classy looking at the same time. We have not polished the handle. It uniqueness could lend to a vertical or horizontal placement. The overall length is nine inches, and the handle width is 5/8 inches at the widest point. The mounting bases measure 1 3/4 inches by one inch. At the highest base, the handle projects 2 3/4 inches from the door, and at the flared end, 3 3/4 inches. The handle weighs one pound. Four brass screws are included.