These leather lanyards have been designed for serious hikers and people who rely on their walking sticks for support and balance and are designed to work like ski pole straps. They are cut from top quality leather to provide years of use and will support your weight and relieve hand fatigue while hiking. The wide area in the center of the lanyard is very comfortable for those long hikes and will not cut into your hand. They are meant to be installed through a 3/8" hole drilled through the stick and secured with a concho. Installation is fast and easy and allows adjustment of the lanyard. Instructions included. Overall length is 28" and 1" wide in the center.