This is a sharp needle (which is shorter than a milliners needle) in a size 12. This point of this needle is SHARP and glides with amazing smoothness through the fabric.
Here's what one happy user had to say: "love love these needles. The are wonderfully sharp. I have poked my fingers lots and lots. love love love them."
Be warned that this is a rigid needle. I like it a lot but if you are a serious needle-bender, this one could snap in your hand. If you think that's you, you might want to watch some of the stitching videos I've made (look under 'Video Lessons' in the menu bar). Pay attention to the way I hold my needle when I sew.