Confucius was a renowned Chinese Philosopher who was also, surprisingly influential in the rise of chopsticks popularity. He believed having knives evoked violence and reminded those at the dinner table of warfare. Due in part to his peaceful teachings and not wanting to disrupt the calm during meals, chopsticks were seen more commonly throughout Asia.
In the past, wealthy diners owned silver chopsticks with the belief that if they came in contact with food that had been poisoned, the chopstick would corrode and turn black. Our Damascus steel chopsticks may not have poison detection capabilities but they are sure to be an excellent addition to your dinner table. Made of solid Damascus steel, the Confucius Damascus Steel Chopstick, has a squared handle area that is tapered into a round shape at the base of the chopstick. This design makes the chopsticks easier to hold and use. The Damascus steel has a slight texture which makes grasping and holding your food a little easier. Each chopstick set also comes with a solid Damascus steel rest. The rest has a concave surface on the top and bottom to hold your chopsticks when not in use.
Take your dining experience to a new level with a set of Damascus steel chopsticks.
Confucius Damascus Steel Chopsticks Specifications:
- Length: 8.5”
- Handle Length: 4.5”
- Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095 and 15n20
- Damascus pattern: Twist
- Number of layers: 256
- Thickness: ¼”
- Chopstick rest: 2” wide x .625” tall x .625” wide
- Each set includes two Damascus steel chopsticks, a Damascus steel chopstick rest, and a wood presentation box
Please note: Each chopstick is handmade.There will be some variation in color, steel pattern and overall look. The chopsticks you receive will have the same attention to quality and detail as the one pictured but may differ slightly in appearance.
1095 steel is a high-carbon steel and will rust if not dried and oiled after use. Hand wash only with soap and hot water.
About Forseti Steel:
The secret to forging authentic Damascus steel knives has long been lost, but Forseti Steel stays as true to the tradition as they can by commissioning smiths with Damascus ancestry to hand-make all of their blades. The artists behind the enamoring water-like patterns of folded and pounded steel have all learned their skills and techniques from the generations that worked the metals before them.
In addition to paying tribute to the Damascus practice in technique and appearance, Forseti Steel shows its respect for history's heroes, legends, and characters with their knives' names. The 9", walnut-handled Sentinel, for example, honors the Sentinels who stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington.