This is a tool that can be used to handle parts that are too small to handle with a tweezers or parts that are hard to grab with tweezers. The tip is slightly tacky, not too sticky to make it hard to release the part when you need to, just enough to pick-up small parts without leaving any residue. When it loses tackiness or becomes blunt, just sharpen it. For the best results, use a desktop sharpener or a scalpel. When sharpening the tip with a scalpel you can shape it as you need, for example as a point, a chisel or a flat area. Avoid blunt sharpeners as they will break the tip.