Price: $16.88 Pair
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    Item #: CK1718



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    Ironwood Japanese chopsticks wrapped with cherry bark in the traditional kabazaiku fashion. Kabazaiku cherry bark craft dates back to the 18th century, and is the art of fashioning cherry bark to wooden boxes, tea canisters and chopsticks using sap a small metal trowel heated over a fire. The kabazaiku craft is said to originate in the northern city of Kakunodate, Akita prefecture in Japan. Cherry bark wrap is 2-1/4 inches long. Ironwood chopsticks are 8-7/8 inches long with smooth tips and square handles. These cherry bark wooden chopsticks are made in Japan.

    Overall Customer Rating of 1 Reviews:
    Midwest, USA

    I love cherry bark as a design element of chopsticks for the aesthetic and natural-materials feel. Both pairs I've seen, including this one, tended to have some rough edges around where the bark is laminated.
    I like the fact that this ironwood is hard, almost having the feel of an ABS plastic or similar, while being a natural material.
    4 stars because the pair I received is slightly bent, so they don't perform equally in all orientations and thus require more care to use.