Gamakatsu® hooks are the corner stone of the Gamakatsu® company, and are famous worldwide. Material and technology are what makes these hooks superior to all other brands. The Gamakatsu® company, in conjunction with a material manufacturer, developed a material known as High Carbon steel specifically for the manufacture of fish hooks. This material not only contains a higher percentage of carbon, but also has very few impurities. As a result, Gamakatsu® has earned Anglers' trust throughout the world. The life of a fish hook is measured by the sharpness, hardness, and viscosity of the point. Using low quality materials results in points that are weak and not truly sharp. In order to use High Carbon steel, Gamakatsu® developed a unique electronic tempering process which enables hooks to be tempered in a stable condition. As a result, Gamakatsu® is able to manufacture consistently high quality, extremely sharp hooks in large quantities. This innovation has earned Gamakatsu® the top market share in Japan.