This fly whisk may be around 200 years old, but it is just as useful as it is collectible. The finely turned bone (or horn) handle is 6.5” long. The liver chestnut horse tail is 14” long & in surprisingly good shape for such an old item. Because the handle is shorter than modern fly whisks, I took this one along for a test ride & found the shorter, lighter & more ergonomically designed handle more comfortable than a modern fly whisk. (If desired, a simple leather wrist handle could be added.) This is a museum worthy and unique find that makes an unusual decorative piece to hang on the wall of your tack room or library.