This hook features a center plate that not only will easily catch in grass and other ground debris in low snow conditions, but the angle of the plate also drives the hook deeper to make a better “set” as the dogs put more force on the snow hook line. It’s literally a self-setting hook. Ultra-sharp hooks pierce the toughest trail, at a moment’s notice. The handle is made of flat bar rather than a round bar to prevent the hook from rotating in your gloved hand. A great buy for the novice or experienced musher. The snowhook pictured is painted blue. When ordering, you will receive a snowhook that has been primed so you can leave it as is or paint it any color you’d like.