Old Ironsides, black insulated spring gate handle. Safety hook and body formed as one. 7/8 in diameter steel pipe. Spring mechanism consists of four 1/4 in long compression springs fastened to a 5/16 in diameter eyebolt. All metal parts permanently assembled using 20 tons of force. Large insulating grip measures 5-1/8 in long with a 2-1/4 in diameter flange for extra shock protection. Molded of a soft flexible material that will not chip, crack or break when abused. Performs in any climate. Metal parts plated to resist rust. Molded grip contains carbon black to deter UV rays. Designed for use with electric fencing.