I almost didn't get these dpn's because they cost more than the bamboo, but decided to treat myself because it's Christmas time.
I just love them! They're so soft and smooth, and so much harder than the bamboo. Sometimes the bamboo dpn's feel like they're flexing, and these Rosewood needles don't feel like they will. My knitting is faster because they're so smooth, too. In the future I'll be buying another set of the other hardwood dpn's. They're great!