The actual carbon fiber used to make the chopstick set, which includes a solid carbon fiber rest, is taken from excess material used by an aerospace company. What is really rare about it is that the carbon fiber is actually the thickness that you see in the pictures…it’s cut from a solid black of rare high-temp carbon fiber, and because of its thickness, it provides some very interesting visual appeal.
Want to know why the carbon fiber used for this is so rare? It costs something like $60,000 for the aerospace company to manufacture as 12′ x 40′ piece of it using a solid Vartm method. It has a tensile strength of 1.8 million PSI.
Generally you wouldn’t want to use carbon fiber for eating purposes, but because of the high-quality of the carbon fiber used, it can be heated over 400 degrees. What this allows for is a non-toxic food-safe and dishwasher-safe coating to be applied to the set. You can totally use these to eat with, stick them in the dishwasher, and have no problems whatsoever.
The chopstick set is hand-made in the USA, is 8.5″ long, and .25″ thick. If you’re looking for a high-end set of chopsticks that are a visually masterpiece, these will set you back about $150, and can be purchased in our store.
Here’s a little video we made to give you a better idea of what the chopsticks look like: