These new age needles are made from high-tech carbon fiber with tips in nickel plated brass. Carbon fiber is a versatile material used to manufacture of aircrafts, spaceships, automobiles, etc. As a knitting needle, it provides a smooth surface for your stitches to glide over while being lightweight, strong and warm to touch. The shiny smooth tips provide perfect points and are flawlessly tapered. The resilient, flexible cable lays flat with no kink or twist. Knitter's Pride Karbonz Circular Needles deliver an unparalleled knitting experience.