have no idea if these coated aluminum needles are still made. They're from
England and I have size 1 dpns from this manufacturer. They're decent
metal needles with a blunter tip than the Inox metal needles. My only
complaint with these needles is that over time the coating does wear off
(I assume it is to keep them rustproof?) and the yarn starts catching or
snagging where the coating has worn off. It could be my imagination but
they appear less cold than the Inox metal dpns. They do bend occasionally
but you can just bend them back.