When I was developing this little tool I had three things in mind. The end had to be bent just so, the tip had to be kinda sharp, and the material had to be smooth and slippery. The result? Weaving in ends with my bent end yarn needles is just like buttah. I did a blind test and had several of my friends compare them to their "favorite" bent end yarn needles from other brands, and they all chose mine without hesitation. And then wouldn't give them back. Changing lives, it's what I do.