These are really a special steel crochet hook and so nice to crochet with.A lot of your steel hooks are shorter,tire your hands easily,and a lot of times will split the thread which is annoying to me.I've started a curtain filet trim and I'm using Baroque size 10 thread by Cebelia,one of my favorites.Im using a size 4 hook and it's a dream to work with.They are expensive but worth the money.I'll post a picture of the trim when I get enough done.If you purchase the set you won't be sorry.They are imported and made in Japan.
The biggest advantage of the Etimo hook is the elastomeric comfort grip. It is revolutionary supremely comfortable functional and durable. It has a soft smooth cushy feel and fits perfectly in my hand. I never wants to be without mine. Plus Etimo hooks are made from durable superior quality steel with a polished finish that does not flake or chip. Even better, the handle's length and depth of the hook itself make stitching easier. The result is a crocheter's dream that allows longer stitching with more accuracy and greater comfort. This set includes 8 Etimo Crochet Hooks (14-0), 2 yarn needles, high quality thread, scissors, 4-1/2 inch plastic ruler and an attractive clutch to keep what is sure to be your most cherished tools safe and organized.