Enjoy the beauty of our handcrafted exotic wood chopsticks. This pair is made from the African Black Wenge species known as Millettia laurentii that grows in Central Africa. Pronounced when-ghay, Wenge is a strong wood that has a straight grain with a very coarse texture. Nicknamed ‘death by a 1000 needles’, in its raw lumber form, it is very splintery and its splinters tend to take longer to heal. Any machined process releases hundreds of splinters and requires a higher degree of care. Its color can be solid black or a two tone of black and medium brown.
Each pair of chopsticks are handcrafted from premium exotic woods that are hand selected to be devoid of defects. Hand shaped using a horizontal belt sander, each stick is expertly made to have a Japanese taper from top to bottom. Finished with heat treated walnut oil that is FDA approved for everyone, waxed with a special blend, and hand polished for your enjoyment! The wood species is laser engraved on the skinny side of each chopstick for wood identification.
Species: African Black Wenge
- Hand wash only.
- Don’t let it sit in water overnight
- Re-oil if dry.
Epoxy back fill - Customized laser engraved options up to 35 characters. Once laser engraved, we back fill the engraving with a color contrast epoxy (white or black depending on the wood color) to make it pop even more.
Blank - No custom engraving. Only the wood species would be laser engraved on the skinny side.
The chopsticks are beautiful and great quality. The engraving is also great!