These hand sewing needles in the versions sharps and betweens are made of hardened steel and have a burr-free embossed eye. Their fine and sleekly-polished tip shape, along with the smooth and non-porous, coated surface, can slide well through all fabrics. 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 sharps hand sewing needles are approx. 7 mm longer than the corresponding betweens needles and are used for all conventional sewing work. Many consumers prefer the sharps needles due to their better grip. In contrast, betweens needles are often selected by experienced users for more elaborate sewing work and are popular due to their faster puncturing speed. Prym offers these hand sewing needles in a sharps or betweens version in many individually-sorted packs and assortment packs in sizes no. 1 to no. 11.