It has a ergonomic shape to reduce hand strain and joint pain.
I found a lovely couple that I purchase my hooks already hand-turned and unfinished from. Then I finish them by hand with a natural chemical free process.
I sand my hooks with high grit sanding paper until they are completely smooth. I shape the hook heads and test them until I feel they are the absolute best they can be. I then polish and buff them, polish them again with a micron grade polishing paper, and then treat and polish with a beeswax and coconut oil mixture.
This process ensures a super smooth hook, that is completely natural. No chemicals or wood fillers used. This is perfect for anyone with chemical or scent sensitivities. It also ensure years of use for these hooks. By not using a commercial wood finish, there isn't anything to wear off overtime leaving you with a rough hook, by having a natural polished wood surface, the hooks only get better with use, with each stitch the hook is continuing to be polished. You can give them a rub down occasionally with a little beeswax or coconut oil and they will age beautifully and last for years, just as you would treat antique wooden furniture.