We handcraft our ultralight titanium tent stakes in house using the strongest Titanium available. Our stakes have a more defined backbend and a smaller hook than any other stake on the market. This design improvement puts the Apex of the stake over the spine which makes our stakes stronger, easier to drive, and gives them more holding power because they do not turn around under tension like other stakes. We recommend driving our stakes at a 45 degree angle and using them in medium to hard soils for best results. Our stakes now come with a point to drive through those stubborn in ground rocks and hard spots. The UL stakes are 6.25" long, weigh 6.2 grams each, and are Proudly Made in the USA.