We keep bees here on the farm, and have been dipping candles by hand for years. We re-enact the French and Indian War era, the 1740s- 1760s, and the candles are correct to that era. Each one is sized to Greg's thumb at the base, which is an average candle stick size. Most display a lovely little ripple at the top of the taper from the dipping process. We can handle large orders for them, let us know how many you'd like.