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Noble - Nickel

Needle Type Material Length Per Set US Sizes Available
Double Pointed Metal 7-3/4" five 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Price $7-8/set European Sizes Available 2.0, 2.5, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5, 5


Mary Hughes-Thompson  
These DP needles come in sets of five and are manufactured in Germany. They are similar in appearance to Inox -- metal with grey finish. They come in US sizes 0 through 8; price $7 to $7.50. I have used them for Koigu socks and so far am happy with the points and the overall feel and performance.
Linda Nelson  
Mary (see above review) sent me a set of Noble (the same company that makes the much admired Rosewood and Ebony needles) Nickel dpns in size one to try out since I said I'd never heard of them. Even in the small size, these metal needles didn't feel cold and hard and didn't bother my arthritic hands as has been my experience with the other metal needles I've used. The yarn slipped quite nicely on them, but not so nicely that I had problems keeping the stitches on the needle. They come in a nice matte gray finish and are quite pointy. I would prefer a shorter length but will definitely use these needles again as they don't seem to bend like the Crystal Palace and Brittanys do in the smaller sizes. Thanks, Mary! (I will post a photo as soon as the batteries recharge in my digital camera.)