So SO tempting! But I'll be good and wait until my regular Nickels get here and see if that surface plating works well for me.
Why do I (and so many other
But if you go back and look at those DyakCraft needles again, they completely lack that sharpened pencil appearance and there is absolutely no trace of transition bump. Their wood and steel needles are the same. Just a long smooth tapering transition from tip to cylinder with absolutely nothing to slow down the movement of yarn. And we knitters, we LOVE speed! (honestly, after being spoiled rotten by my various DyakCraft needles, whenever I pick up my Addi Turbos ... which I thought were fabulous when I first started using them ... I now feel like I'm trying to knit with extra-blunt chopsticks)
**P.S. That's not a typo in the names ... the owners of the company do spell their surname with an "i" and the company name with a "y". No idea why.