If you are not familiar with the Lazer Trokar hooks they were introduced to the bass market in 2009. The difference in the sharpness is that we are using surgical sharpening technology! We have put the TroKar point on fish hooks and the TroKar point is used in the medical field for many reasons, but started out being used to penetrate bone. They are also used in plastic surgery for minimal scaring since the points are so sharp. What does this mean to the fisherman? Bar none their is no hook nearly as sharp as the TroKar! In January 2013 we have launched these hooks into the Saltwater market in numerous sizes and styles. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.