This is a quality bobby pin with a shorter no-ridge style. This model has small steel cushions at the tips. Approximately 700 pins (9.9oz). These pins are black, and can have a slightly blue hue. The most bang for your buck, these very high quality hair pins are used by top stylists from Hollywood to Broadway to Milan. Nishida uses all virgin steel in the construction of their pins, so the quality is consistently strong and reliable.