T-104NNS is made from two hand cut pieces of a quality leather machine stitched together using a durable thread that will last for years to come. The leather workers in our local Amish community have generations of experience in leather work. We have been able to bring their skills and abilities to our trunk handles. Overall measurements are 8 5/8" long by 1 3/16" wide by 5/16" thick. T-104 is our best selling leather trunk handle. If you are missing the original antique trunk handle, then the best way to determine the length of handle for you project is to measure the distance between the existing handle loops or where the handles loops had been attached, and add on to that measurement enough so that your handle can easily slip between the handle and the trunk. Handles without slots, once mounted, maintain their shape. We recommend drilling a small pilot hole to use with whatever hardware you choose to attach your handle.