These long hand sewing needles are made of hardened steel and have a burr-free embossed golden eye. Their fine and sleekly-polished tip shape, along with the smooth and non-porous, coated surface, can slide well through all material. The attuned spring firmness ensures smooth operation without bending and breaking – even with the finest needles. The needle head is shaped in such a way that the needles can be effortlessly inserted, even without a thimble. Generally speaking, the long hand sewing needles are approx. 7 mm longer than the corresponding medium-length needles and are used for all conventional sewing work. Many consumers prefer the long needles due to their better grip. In contrast, medium-length needles are often selected by experienced users for more elaborate sewing work and are popular due to their faster puncturing speed.