Monkey Chopsticks?

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Bear, Dec 27, 2014.


  1. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Aloha Monkeys,

    Had two buddies that wanted these... 6al-4v titanium... and yes it is a pita to forge...

    But pretty light and strong... @Hanzo and others here could probably take on a pretty large trail "beast" with a pair of these and still pass through an airport security check ;)

    Fugly tough like all the "Bear Tools"... lot's of uses including eating out with @Hanzo ....

    Pics on the anvil after forging with titanium scale.... and after a wire wheel clean up of the scale with a piece of the titanium I start with...

    Next to the grinder to clean up the ends and smooth it a bit for eating... then back to forge for any touch ups and these will be off to their new homes and the wild trails... ;)

    I'll take a couple more pics when they are done...

    Something different I though you might enjoy...

    Hope everyone had an awesome Christmas!

    God Bless and Take Care,

    Bear
     

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  2. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    I like that they are roughly done. More character and it will probably hold food better. Smooth stainless ones are slippery.
     
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  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Imagine what the ninja firemen could do with those bad boys.
     
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  4. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

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    I found one! Is that you @Hanzo ?????
     
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  5. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    Not telling...
     
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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Are they all spoken for, I wouldn't mind having a set myself.:) we have very good Chinese food locally.
     
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  7. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    Hanzo u need to get a titanium spoon for the little one you cant eat ice cream with chop sticks!
    I dont think
     
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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I can, and have, just to freak someone out at a restaurant.:D
     
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  9. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    Like @kellory, I can too.
     
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  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I have, but a spoon is WAY easier ==
     
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  11. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    All done... new owners wanted the tips smoothed out so it wouldn't bang up their lips and teeth... smoothed the tips and the butt down to 400grit and gave the whole thing a once over to 400....

    I think they came out just about right for my standards... Bear fugly and tough... but still loveable and usable ;)

    Let me know what you think... and yes I know... "who needs a pair of titanium chopstics? when you can just whittle your own... and toss it" well... not sure... but I know a few folks who love theirs ;) and not just for eating... probably work for knitting too ;)

    Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

    God Bless and Take Care,

    Bear
     

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  12. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    Sweet!

    I'm curious how folks are using chopsticks where they bang up their teeth and lips.
     
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  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Metal chopsticks can be sterilized, wood can not. Are they all spoken for?;)
     
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  14. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    Badly? Wrong? Without proper training (wheels)?
     
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  15. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    yall are just a bunch of over achievers!
     
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  16. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    Wood has been used for centuries though. No need to sterilize. Chinese restaurants don't even wash them. [emoji33]
     
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  17. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I either bring my own, or use a fresh disposable pair. Titanium would pack very lightly as well.
     
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  18. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    LOL @Hanzo Some folks have a habit of biting down on the sticks and keeping their lips around them hold the food while they pull them out... I've actually known a couple folks who got splinters because of that... ;)
     
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  19. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    Ahh... Full contact eating drills...
     
  20. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    @kellory sorry buddy not ignoring you... just needed to check to see if I had more titanium... and yes I do... let me know... ;)

    I've got a pair of Snow Peak titanium tipped chopsticks... wood handles and the titanium tips screw in... very compact and slender...

    These are no way like those... these are Godzilla/King Kong version ;)

    Thanks for the interest...
     
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