Our DCAP Series Picks are made to incorporate a dramatically reduced "shank" height to address pinning strategies intended to be restrictive, for traditional pick designs. Typically these Deep Cut Access Picks address the issues encountered when a key has its deepest cuts close to the bow of the key. This pick was instead designed with Bi-Axial pins in mind. You may need to custom taper the tip based on your specific needs, but isn't it sweet that you can manipulate Bi-Axial pins to front, mid or aft? This is a GSP Plastic Handle (Government Steel Plastic) product. The hard fiber filled handles readily transmit every vibration from your picking, and the pick's light weight makes it extremely agile and responsive. Our Government steel is a legend in itself: Our proprietary steel is high tensile, but at the same time it is ductile instead of brittle. The textured handles insure your grip is secure.