[size=6][color=red]Rec’d from Denise Cust Serv re new size 17 abd 19 needles:[/color]
Thanks for your message, and I’m sorry the #17 and #19 needles aren’t quite fitting the bill for you! We debated long and hard about whether to make the tips as pointy as the #13 and #15 needles – everybody has a different opinion, but the rounded tips won out in the final vote. However, the material the needles are made of IS amenable to shaping. I would recommend using a rough grade of sandpaper for the shaping, and 600-grit sandpaper for the final smoothing. You may even want to go to a fingernail buffing board to really smooth it out at the very end.
I hope this does the trick for you, and please let me know if you ever have other questions or feedback. Happy knitting to you!
All the best,
Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles
1618 Miller School Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22903