If you want to make a ceremony of presenting soup at the table, this is the ladle to use. We pair the 3 1/2" diameter scoop bowl with cold forged handle components and weld it all together with our signature hammered leaf to finish. The entire ladle is then buffed to a bright polish. Our large soup ladle measures approximately 14 3/4" long from end to end. This is a beautiful utensil that will serve you well, and be there to pass on to the next generation. Care for this scoop is as easy as tossing it in the dishwasher, though to maintain the high polish we recommend hand washing. Enjoy!