A measuring tape can be used to get more precise measurements of items than with appraise.
Measure <object> with tape
When used on an item, it gives you this information:
- Length in feet and inches
- Width in feet and inches
You can measure anything up to a length of 10 feet long, in your inventory or on the floor, however, you can not measure living objects. You can measure their corpse though. As with appraise, you can measure player furniture as well.
You can try measuring worn items but you will receive a somewhat skewed result.
Measuring room objects will typically give a message of "You can't seem to come to any successful conclusion regarding the dimensions of the <object>.". This most likely means they don't need nor have dimensions.
This is an ingenious little device comprised of a tape ruled and numbered in inches and coiled up inside a shiny metal box. A handle projects from one side for winding it up again after use.
The measuring tape is a couple of inches long and a couple of inches wide. It is made of steel and looks like you could hold it.
The measuring tape is 2 inches long and 2 inches wide.
The measuring tape weighs 2/9 lb.