A 1 1/2" bald eagle talon has been cast in either brass or white bronze and hung from a 22" chain. It has a pleasing weight, gentle curve, and beautiful detail. We made our pendant from a specimen we bought from a science teacher's supply catalog, so don't worry, Erica didn't kill an eagle. Not to say that she couldn't - she's really strong and really fast. Keep in mind that raptor claws are for hunting and defense, so the tip may be slightly sharp; please wear with care.