These pewter whorls are based on 13th to 15th century lead spindle whorls found in English museums and private collections. They weigh approximately 24 grams (less than 1 oz.). and diameter is 1". They are cast just like they used to be, but made of safe (no lead) pewter. The whorls come with a descriptive card and are available with a 9" hand-finished (stained, oiled and waxed) hardwood shaft with a carved notch on top, similar to what would have been used in the Middle Ages.