I’ve had a long standing love affair with Japanese food, and Alan Folt’s new TIStix may be my new dinner companion. Precision made from USA-sourced 6AL4V grade-5 titanium, these stunning chopsticks are hand-finished one at a time. Forget having to take your chopsticks out of paper wrapping and rub them to together like a caveman to get the slivers off, these chopsticks are perfectly contoured and include a series of rings to maximize your grip. Your sashimi won’t stand a chance again these titanium beauts. Available in a number of colors, the TIstix features a polished bottom that slowly tapers to a pointed tip. If you take your chopsticks with you camping, or just want to protect them, then you might want to slip them in a cover by Sommer. Made from heavy-duty waterproof awning fabric on the outside and thick felt inside, these hand-made covers make for a perfect one-of-kind home for a one-of-kind chopstick. I appreciate that a full set will drain the bank, but if you’re looking for a unique hand-made gift for a hard-core foodie friend, look no further.

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