I needed these Bamboo Tongs for cooking. One Bamboo Tong I kept in the normal design. The second Bamboo Tong I easily shaped with a coping saw and fine sand paper down too a more precise pinching point. The third Bamboo Tong I have as a gift. These Bamboo Tongs are the best for stir fying and steaming vegetables and meat varieties. They are easy to clean and "Do Not" crack or warp in use for stirring in heat or from using in steaming situations.