This environmentally friendly scrub brush will last for years but do no harm should it go over the side. Our Vegetable Brush is 8" long x 3 1/2" wide at the bristles. The handle is a finished hardwood stock that has been shaped and sanded for a comfortable fit in any size hand. The handle end is also pre-drilled for a handy lanyard should you want to add one. Ideal in the galley, these little scrubbers also make a great bowl brush for the head.(Just don't mix them up if you use one in each spot.) The Tampico bristles are firmly wrapped in twisted wire. The natural Tampico fiber is a medium-soft material made from a plant unique to northern Mexico. Used for centuries by brush makers, Tampico has great liquid holding and releasing properties-it will absorb 65% more water than plastic fillers. Tampico is slightly abrasive, which makes it ideal for scrubbing and polishing applications all over your boat. It also keeps its absorbent qualities and smoothness over time, while other fibers become hard and break down.