The Lazer TroKar TK130 extra wide gap (EWG) Flippin' hook is the result of Trokar's engineers working with engineers from the surgical needle industry. The TroKar fishing hooks' unique geometric triangular point penetrates faster and easier. Applying a computerized high speed grinder to each edge hones all 3 sides to surgical sharpness. Tro Kar fishing hooks penetrate twice as fast as any other fish hook on the market. This unmatched penetration dramatically improves strike-to-hook-up-ratios. barbed straight shank, TroKar barb on shank, forged, ringed eye, platinum black finish. Trokar fishing hooks are made and packaged in the U.S.A..