The handle is 4 mm in diameter (fits 1980s He-Man and the MOTU figures; see the 5 mm version for MOTUC). I think this will complement 1980s Teela's snake armor very well, and my nephews like it with the Snake Men. With the proper magic, the bow's snakes come alive and strike with each release of the string to give extra arrow-shooting power... :)
I strung mine using elastic thread available at craft stores. The hole in the back of the snake head was a little tight, but pushing a pin through the hole before pushing the string through freed it up just fine.