These large and small spindles are well-balanced, have strong spring wire hooks bent to help keep your yarn from arcing out of the hook and have small opposing grooves in the whorl to help guide the yarn to the hook. The spindles are lightly finished with lacquer and made of New Zealand beech (a hardwood). The long shafts help to balance the spindle and allow for "down the thigh" propulsion for high speed spinning.
The smaller spindle weighs about 1 oz and if perfect for finer yarns and shorter fiber lengths (cotton, camel down, short fibered silks)
The larger spindle weighs 3 oz. and is versatile for any fiber spinning