Our Titanium Tent Stakes are new and improved. They now feature a tighter diameter top bend, with a more defined back bend, and less shepherd hook shape. These design improvements keep the Apex of the stake over the spine while giving you more striking area. This results in a stake that is stronger, drives straighter, has less bounce back, and more holding power. And to make sure they are the best titanium stakes made, we are now using a 25% higher tensile strength work-hardened Grade-5 Titanium. This material has the highest strength to weight ratio of any metal on earth. This means you get more strength for less weight. Our tent stakes strike the perfect balance between low weight and functionality. The long version measures 8.5" long, weighs .37oz (10.5 grams), and are made from .140" (3.55mm) diameter titanium rod which means they are thicker, stronger, and hold better than other "ultralight" stakes on the market, and have even more holding power in soft soil, grass, sand, forest duff, etc.. They are manufactured by us, in house on custom made machinery, right here in the USA. Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!