I received this set as a gift because I love to knit lace.
I didn't think there could be much of a difference between brands, but there is. These are wonderful to use sleek and smooth. I also love the SOS cables- what an easy way to put in a lifeline and very flexible. There is a little bit of a learning curve in putting them together, but they don't come apart if done correctly. Also, they aren't grabby like other lace needles, so keep that in mind, too.