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G10 Chopsticks

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by defuse kit, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. defuse kit

    defuse kit

    May 26, 2010
    Some times at Asian restaurants they have lousy chopsticks. Too short, splintery, or ones that always break funny. I tried buying some reusable metal ones, but they don't grip well. I kinda gave up on the idea till I realized the properties that make G10 a nice handle material were just what I was looking for with reusable chopsticks.

    Ok, after a quick google browse, does anyone know where I can get a reasonably priced set? $142 wasn't really what I was looking for.
  2. nc527


    Mar 22, 2009
    I believe Alan Folts makes chopsticks. I think he does them in ti, but Im sure he could make some from g10.
  3. tedwca

    tedwca Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 10, 2005
  4. defaultuser


    May 3, 2006
    Yeah - What Tedwca said. I have two pairs from Phillip Dobson and they see sushi duty every week :thumbup:
  5. Gollnick

    Gollnick Musical Director

    Mar 22, 1999
    BTW, it is actually culturally quite common and appropriate to bring your own chop sticks for asian cuisine. The disposable wooden ones are really offered as a courtesy to those who forget to bring their own.
  6. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    I got two pair of Phillip Dobson's G11 chopsticks and I am very pleased with them.
    I keep one set at home and the other in my gear bag for dining out.
  7. mete

    mete Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    I wonder about G10 picking up flavors ?? Anyway I'd rather have a titanium or stainless steel tipped set with nice wood like rosewood.
  8. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    The G11 is inert. No problem. It's the ghost green jade color and doesn't show foodstains. I would think G-10 is the same. I have a pair of Ti chopsticks also, which I used a lot, but I really like the G11.
  9. BA_Colt

    BA_Colt Don't make me slap you the kielbasa. Platinum Member

    Oct 15, 2008
  10. defuse kit

    defuse kit

    May 26, 2010
    Hm, I was looking at those and I wonder how grippy they are. Sushi is a bit sticky and works fine for wood, metal, or porcelain. But for ramen, my main concern is that metal and porcelain ones don't grip the noodles like wooden ones do. The G10 handles on the Leek and Tenacious feel like they would do well as chopstick material.

    Defaultuser, Banyamin, are Dobson's G11 chopsticks slick like porcelain or do they have a bit of grip on them?
  11. Last Visible Canary

    Last Visible Canary actively parsing hurf durf

    Nov 28, 2006
    The g10 I've handled takes on part of the grit pattern of whatever sand paper you use on it. The knife I'm carrying now has large flat area's that were too slick for me, after taking 180 grit sand paper to them, they feel a bit like 1,000 grit sandpaper. Chances are if they are too slick for you you could make them grippier by hitting them with 180 grit or lower.
  12. Haze


    Aug 2, 2004
    In Taiwan many people use their own chopsticks, the standard bamboo ones are often bleached with chemicals you don't really want to be eating.

    Metal chopsticks are crap and I hate them to be honest :p I use a set of "MontBell" nobashi collapsable chopstics that have been superb. I also have a set of "tactical" carbon fiber chopsticks but don't use them as much.

  13. SkinnyJoe

    SkinnyJoe Banned BANNED

    Jun 9, 2007
    ..pardon the ignorance, but isn't the fork more efficient?
  14. Gollnick

    Gollnick Musical Director

    Mar 22, 1999
    Actually, I can eat just as well with chopsticks, even my EDCS (everyday chop sticks) which are polished silver. I have no "grip" problems with them at all.
  15. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    I find eating salad with chopsticks is easier than using a fork. A fork has to stab through sometimes small slippery or frangible pieces of food. The chopsticks just grip, and I can stack a number of pieces to lift them together.
  16. Haze


    Aug 2, 2004
    I'm so used to using chopsticks now I actually feel a little clumsy when using a knife and fork :p. You can use a chopstick
    like a fork any way by just stabbing what ever you want to pick up, I see little kids here doing it all the time.
  17. xtestifyx


    Feb 4, 2010
    One reason why I hate Seinfeld.

    The Fork isn't more efficient, provided that the use has skill in both activities.

    With a pair of Sticks, you can pick up anything you'd like. I have practiced to grab a hold of a Marble with little practice

    I also don't plan on stabbing all my foods, I'd like to keep my food intact once in a while
  18. defaultuser


    May 3, 2006
    They definitely have a bit of a grip. Besides, Phillip Dobson is a heck of a nice guy; I really liked buying from him. It makes using my chopsticks even more pleasant.

    Free pic :D

  19. oguruma


    Jan 3, 2010

    Maybe, but by that logic isn't just using your hands even more efficient? I took a nutrition class in college, and one of the experiments that the professor had tasked us with was to eat everything with chopsticks for a week. Obviously if the food was very large, we would prepare it with a knife first, or use a soup spoon if necessary for liquids, but about 90% of what I ate was with chopsticks for that week. I found myself eating a lot less at every meal than I normally would with a fork, and still felt as satisfied. The idea being that since it takes longer to eat you have less of a chance overstuffing yourself before you have time to feel full.

    Then I joined the military and I had to eat every meal in about 5 minutes or less for the 6 months straight, that and MRE's are chopstick friendly either.
  20. proud2deviate


    Apr 5, 2004
    I don't get to have sushi as often as I'd like, but I love my chopsticks.

    Mom got these for me for christmas.

    Solid Ti, and perfectly balanced. For everything from Cheetos to fine dining, I love 'em:thumbup:

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