This 1X Strong O'Shaughnessy Live Bait short shank hook is forged with Hi Carbon Steel. THE BIGGEST THING IN SALTWATER HOOKS IS ACTUALLY MICRO THIN. Imagine a hook made specifically for saltwater with built-up layers of ultra-thin black finish to withstand the harsh conditions of the saltwater environment. Introducing the COASTAL BLACK™ series from VMC. High corrosion-resistance for the longest-lasting black finish in the saltwater market with ultra-sharp, multi-step chemical sharpened hooks. Such a big advancement, all the fish in the sea will be hooked on it.