MUSTAD hooks are made from premium hi-carbon steel, which gives the hooks maximum strength. MUSTADs unique tempering process ensures even strength and high quality. Before being tempered the hooks are forged, which in this context means that the hook wire is a bit compressed. By doing this, the strength of the hook is increased by over 30%! A Straight eye perpendicular to hook plane. The shank, bend, point and barb are all in the same plane with no offset which makes the 3407 a great hook for a trolled or retrieved lure. Mustad O’Shaughnessy Hooks, forged, ringed, cadmium plated & tinned. With durable material and fine, quality craftsmanship, from the strong shank to the razor sharp hook.