Steamer hook. This is a 3X length hook with a 2X+ gape. It has a straight eye and is formed from a extra heavy weight wire. This 811 is a really nice, heavy streamer hook. Great choice as a meat hook. Plenty of room for eyes, beads, or cones. Stupid sharp, does not slip when packing hair! As with all Firehole Sticks, this hook is made from high strength carbon steel, which is properly hardened and tempered. The hook is chemically sharpened and finished with a black nickel coating.