I don't care how much these needles cost. Nothing catches on them and I can move right along. The join between the needle and the cord is so smooth!! It's so easy to slide the work. I am very very happy.
I just used these to make some heavy duty slipper socks and was worried a few times that the needles would break because of how stiff and thick the yarn was, but nope!! The needles gave just enough so that I was able to finish my project without any disasters. Felt good in my hand.