This item is a fantastic BRONZE AND GLASS PAGE TURNER. These were used to turn pages in a book without touching the paper and contaminating it with dirt, sweat, etc. Paper was scarce and valuable and these minimize the potential damage handling could inflict. This turner is heavy and very durable. It is fashioned out of bronze with a 3" glass insert in the handle. The blade is black enamel. Overall, the turner measures 13 1/2" of which 7 1/2" is blade. It is in excellent condition.