Ebony chopsticks

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Sustainably harvested ebony. Ebony is a slow-growing, tropical wood with a natural black color. One of the densest woods, it sinks in water.

Chinese style, with square handle and round, non-tapering tip. No lacquer, for superior grip.

Each chopstick is hand carved, so there will be slight variation in shape.

In use at Benu, a 3 Michelin star restaurant in San Francisco.

As with all wooden utensils, hand wash only. The high heat of a dishwasher may cause warping over time.

Sold as a pair. If you buy 1, you will get 1 pair = 2 chopsticks. Minimum order of 2 pairs.
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Size 9.5" long
Size 25 cm long, 5 mm diameter tip, 7 mm wide handle

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Understatedly beautiful in that Holy Grail–in–Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade kind of way, Kent Wang Ebony Chopsticks are hand carved from sustainable ebony. Designer Kent Wang told us they’re not coated in any way, but they’ve been sanded to a silky-smooth texture that almost transcends wood. If you’ve ever dined at the San Francisco–based Benu (in which case I envy you), you might recognize these chopsticks from its table settings. Quite a few testers didn’t notice these at first, but those who did loved using them. Wirecutter senior staff writer Lesley Stockton, who worked as a professional cook for over a decade, said, “These are my top fave because they are attractive, useful, elegant, and mostly comfy.” While long-term testing these at home, I found myself reaching for them over and over again. If you’re looking for an elevated pair, we think you might enjoy these chopsticks.

Why does a menswear shop sell chopsticks?

I enjoy eating Asian food, and it's hard to find quality chopsticks. I set out on a quest to find the best chopsticks, and hey, why not offer them to my customers too?

My parents have a set of ebony chopsticks that they received as a wedding gift, which are now over 40 years old. I grew up using those chopsticks and my parents still use them everyday. Forty years ago, this kind of craftsmanship was common in China, but now sadly, is rare, even in a nation with more chopsticks than people. Working with one of the last workshops engaged in hand carving ebony, I designed these chopsticks after my family's set.

As with all wooden utensils, hand wash only. The high heat of a dishwasher may cause warping over time. It takes less than 30 seconds to wash by hand, so this shouldn't be a burden. Avoid soaking in water overnight.

No oils or additional care needed. My family has a set of ebony chopsticks that have been used everyday for over 40 years old that still look great.