This is a quality bobby pin with a shorter no-ridge style. This model, in contrast to the "S" pin in the purple box, does not have any cushions at the tip. Approximately 875 pins per box (12.3oz). 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.