These needles are just right for bookbinding at home - not too big or too small. Came well packaged and speedy service from the Vintage Paper Company. Very happy with my order that contained several items, thanks.
BTW if you have never done any book binding before, it's easy to make a few simple notebooks. If you look on YouTube there is a man called Ray Blake who shows you how to do it - all you need is needles, linen thread and an awl - simple and great fun to do. You can make watercolour paper, drawing paper, note paper. Quite a revelation.
Bought these as I am getting into bookbinding - have been using my standard sewing needles and using these after those is great, they are really nice to use - they don't bend easily, easy to thread up, nice and sharp. I started using one some time ago and I have been using the same one since. I gave one to a friend and she is also happy with it. Arrived promptly and as described.