In 1930, the United States government issued a patent for this fingerpick, which became the fingerpick all others would copy. Proudly etched on the picks' face are the National logo, the original patent number, the U.S.A. make, and NP2 model number for easy identification. The proper contours and smoothly finished in .025 gauge. Just the way you remember them. Made in the USA. Still the favorite pick of many of the nations best banjo players.