This is a small russian style punch needle which is used with embroidery floss or very thin yarns.
The needle comes in a set with one metal handle and five needles which are numbered #9, #10, #12, #14 and #16.
As the number gets higher the number of embroidery floss strands that can be used increases.
The needle tip pushes onto the handle. The set comes in a small metal tube as they are sharp. Store the needle in the tube at all times when not in use.
his is for very very fine detailed work on weavers cloth!