I recently came into a score of British hooks, though I suspect their origin being of Chinese descent. Curved shank, barbless, at minimum 2X strong. Size 8.
A comparison of size 8 hooks between: secret carp hook, Tiemco 2457, Tiemco 3761, and Mustad 34007. Hands down winner, the secret carp hook is the winner. Stouter than any hook on the table and cheaper by at least half the price per 100. The kicker? I have a shipment coming in from China that may be even more dank than this stuff. Stay tuned.