Picks used to gouge out bumpers that have broken off and stuck in the hold of the scissors. I've used these in other ways as well when sharpening. The hook one works well fro snagging a washer. These are actuallyt dental rpobeds or dental picks. Stainless steel 5 1/2" comes in a plastic pouch. Has a straight poitn, bent point, curge point and a dog-leg point.