I bought these because they were out of 5212's and I needed some bad. I gave them the back and forth pliers test and they passed, so I tied with them and caught a bunch of fish. Real sharp as well. Can't really tell the difference????
I have used these hooks for a couple of years and really like them and have bought several different sizes and models will continue to use them as long as they don't reduce the quaility. I tie alot and would recommend them to anyone.