I think I've probably bought every brand of sock needle there is and these are by far my very favorite. The wood is just so nice and smooth and I absolutely love the different colors. I really like that the set comes with a size 3 needle because I have lots of 0-2, but I didn't have any size 3. I've already used that on a pair of worsted weight socks. I have the 5" set and it's a perfect fit for my hand. The point is not too sharp at all and doesn't poke into my hand like other needles have. But, the point is definitely sharp enough. I can honestly say these are the perfect needles. I love my dpns so much, I've slowly been replacing my circular needles with them too.
These are the perfect sock needles as far as I'm concerned. Other dpns I've used were just too long for socks and it seemed to take too much time to move my knitting to the ends. These fit perfectly in my hands and the wood is just beautiful. I love the rosewood so much that I ordered the ebony and blonde also.