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I can add a brass hook to any shuttle. The brass is laminated into the shell when it is glued up, then shaped. In this picture I've included a #14 crochet hook so that you can compare the size.
I can also add a brass spike to any shuttle. The brass is laminated into the shell just like the brass hook, only the shaping is different. You might select a brass spike if you like a thinner or a sturdier spike, or if you select a relatively soft wood like Lacewood.
Here's a picture showing all four point styles. Clockwise from the top: No spike, Wooden Spike, Brass Spike, Brass Spike.