The locking sheath of the pinning needle is made of brass, while the needle is made of stainless steel.
The needle is available in 2 sizes:
- The short needle is 12 mm - Suitable for securing leather pieces with a thickness of 0 - 6 mm
- The long needle is 18 mm - Suitable for securing leather pieces with a thickness of 6 - 12 mm
I ordered 3 packs of pinning needles and payed fir them.and i only got 1 pack.
Really helpful for holding together crappy corners that like to slip and slide. Saves me from skipping stitches while hand sewing.
These are, by a shocking margin, the most useful tool I have bought in a great many years. There is a little bit of a learning curve with how to “unlock” the mechanism, but otherwise I haven’t a single complaint.
In the past I have pinned stitch lines together with surplus needles, which caught thread and poked fingers on a constant basis. All that is in the past for me, and could be for you too. If the cost is holding you up, buy them, they are worth it.
I ordered the short pins thinking they’d be long enough to hold to pieces of 6-7 oz leather but they were too short. Should’ve ordered the long pins.