I snapped a spoke in a wheel, and would ideally like to replace it with one of the same. I bought the wheel ready-made many years ago, and have no idea what the spokes are. They are double butted, and have a little squared-off section below the threads that i haven't seen on other spokes. This was quite helpful for getting a seized nipple off, because i could grip it with a pair of pliers.
What are these spokes? What make and model, or else, what terms should I look for to find something similar?
EDIT The Sapim 2023 Spokes & Nipples OEM Catalogue talks about "Torsion Control Squares", and also "Torsion Control Spoke"; the page labelled 75 says:
The Torsion Control Spokes are the best spokes on the market for making a strong wheel. The secret of the spoke is in the unique square just above the thread (patented design). With this square it is possible to hold the spoke during tightening and truing, so it prevents the spoke from twisting. The TCS Spokes can easily be tightened to more than 200 Nm without twisting.
That's a name, and depending on how strong that patent is, suggests these may be Sapim spokes.
EDIT 2 Here's a picture of the hub - normal J-bed spokes, as far as i can tell:
EDIT 3 On closer inspection, i found that the bend is stamped "Sapim", so they are indeed Sapim. I measured them as 2.05 mm across the butts, and 1.55 mm across the middle of the spoke, which fits the published dimensions for Sapim Laser spokes, and none of their other models. So i think it's safe to conclude that these are Sapim Lasers with the TCS feature.