Perfect for use with longer sashiko needles. The solid metal thimble provides protection but is also lightweight and comfortable. We offer palm thimbles in leather, too! Not sure which you need? Both are adjustable and durable, and I use them interchangeably depending on which I find in my sewing box first. Check out my instructional video tip on how to use it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP93UYVxURIMade in Japan by Clover. Learn more at theardentthread.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter @kimonomomo.