I already owned sets of the Nova needles in 10 and 14 lengths. However, I needed size 3 straights for my latest project. The Nova Cubics are my first experience with square needles. Let me tell you, they are a godsend if you have carpal tunnel which I do or arthritis. I'm so glad I got them. Of course, Jimmy Beans did their usual great job of getting them to me.
I bought these to round out my purchase of the Nova set. Fortunately, there was room in the case for them. Again, these needles look and feel just perfect. I've used them for a variable thickness yarn and they handle everything without splitting the yarn or making my hands tired.