These are large round/blunt pointed needles that have been specifically developed for all types of hand-stitched leather work and harness /saddle repairs.
They are strong and durable. These needles work well with holes that are already punched. The needles are made of high-carbon steel. The large eyes are elongated for easy threading.
Sizes 001, 002 and 003 are in fact identical sizes that John James continues to package separately. 004 is the smallest needle available. Typically Size 004 is recommended for finer hand stitching.
SPECIFICATION Size 003 - 55mm length x 1.02mm diameter Size 004 - 48mm length x 0.86mm diameter