These interchangeable needle tips are 5" long, making for a good, comfortable grip, especially for continental knitters. The finish on these bamboo needles is a lovely satin that adds some glide to your stitch work.
Kinki Amibari is a Japanese brand, and these needles are branded as SeeKnit overseas. It offers the widest bamboo range of interchangeable needles, starting at 2 mm (US 0) all the way through to 10 mm (US 15), and are available in four different tip lengths. The finish is a smooth satin, which adds some slickness to the needles, making for a nice balance between grip and slide. The tips are rounded, with a shallow taper in the smallest sizes, gradually getting longer as the diameter of the needle increases.
The cables are a clear plastic that swivel in their joins, creating a lighter-than-air feel. The screw joins do not require a torque key and can be tightened and loosened securely by hand only.
Overall, the hand feel of these needles is light and warm, with an ease of assembly that is especially welcome to those who misplace small tools, or suffer from hand pain.
Screw joins come in 3 sizes. M1.8 for needles 2 mm - 3.25mm; M2 for needles 3.5 mm - 5 mm & M4 for 5.5 mm - 10 mm.