A customer wanted to provide his own Whitetail deer antlers for knife handles. He selected the long Cheyenne bowie blades for the knives. I wasn't sure how well they matched. Normally, I would have used handles with a greater circumference. The end of the antler that meets the guard was almost exactly the same diameter as the width of the blade. If the handles were 1/16-inch smaller around, they would not have been big enough to cover the slot in the guard. He is having his name engraved on one knife blade and a friend's name engraved on the other. It's the first time I provided that. The knives are 15 1/2 inches long over all in a straight line.