[Chilmong] Premium Ottchil Chopstick Set - Galaxy Collection

$154.99

K-Ribbon Award Winner

[Chilmong] Premium Ottchil Chopstick Set - Galaxy Collection


This is one of Chilmong's premier chopstick collections.

The Galaxy Collection draws inspiration from our Milky Way, and its majestic stars.

This premium set comes with 1 spoon + a pair of chopsticks.

Each piece is masterfully lacquered with 15 layers of Premium* Korean Ottchil - as opposed to 9 layers for its standard collection.

Attention: This top-tier set of chopsticks features an ottchil coating infused with a significant amount of premium Wonju Ottchil, boasting a concentration of 70%. In contrast, our regular chopstick set is coated with Ottchil containing just 10% Wonju Ottchil.

Every 3 coatings, the utensils are vigorously rubbed by the artisan's hand (with an abrasive sponge) approximately three hundred times to bring out a beautiful sheen.

This shining process is repeated 3 times.

And you can see the glossy sheen in the product images below.

Ottchil is a form of living + functional art.

Through Ottchil, wooden items become ultra-durable (will not rot or deteriorate) and even acquire an anti-bacterial surface (bacteria is unable to grow or spread on it).

This premier chopstick collection is offered in 5 dazzling colors:

Fire Red, Starry Yellow, Deep Green, Galaxy Blue & Majestic Purple

(Note: This premium collection comes wrapped in a sturdy, magnetic case.)

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Jeff W. (California, United States)
Stunningly beautiful. Moreso than I thought possible.

I have 2 sets of your beautiful chopsticks and love them, but for my best friend I wanted to gift her with something extravagant. I purchased your artistic top of the line Galaxy chopstick/spoon set, and last night Denise opened her gift in front of 6 other people. There was a hush in the room, as everyone stared and needed to touch them. I cannot stop thinking about them. These wooden chopsticks have a patina that is so deep, that they look like they were carved from stone and polished like jewels.

Product Highlights

  • Premier Korean Ottchil Chopsticks - hand-lacquered, traditional Ottchil
  • Awarded "K-Ribbon" Designation by the Korean Government
  • Ideal weight & length (24cm) for eating everyday meals
  • Set includes: 1 Spoon + Pair of Chopsticks
  • Available in 5 Galaxy colors

[Chilmong] Premium Ottchil Chopstick Set - Galaxy Collection

Design inspired by our Milky Way and its mesmerizing stars

Set includes 1 spoon + pair of chopsticks

Dimensions

Spoon : 4 cm (width) x 24 cm (length)

Chopsticks : 1.5 cm (width) x 24.3 cm (length)

Available in 5 galaxy colors

Fire Red, Starry Yellow, Deep Green, Galaxy Blue & Majestic Purple

Close-up of the beautiful finish - after 3 rounds of polishing

Awarded K-RIBBON Designation

Chilmong Ottchil Spoon & Chopsticks were distinguished with the K-RIBBON mark

It's given to excellent cultural products that possess Korea's unique cultural values 

This is awarded by the Korean Ministry of Culture

Coated with Korea's Highest-Quality Ottchil Lacquer

The spoon and chopsticks are coated with 15 layers of Ottchil Sap (from Wonju Ottchil Trees)

 Wonju Ottchil Trees are known for producing the highest-quality sap for Ottchil lacquer

When the surface of Ottchil Trees are scratched, the tree releases sap

This sap is carefully collected and skillfully refined for use as lacquer

The coating process, in which layers of lacquer must be repeatedly applied and left to dry, requires great patience

Producing lacquerware is a notoriously prolonged and labor-intensive process, which has sometimes been called the “art of time”

15 Layers of Premium Ottchil Lacquer

Each piece in this premier collection is skillfully coated with 9 layers of Ottchil

With an additional 6 layers are applied for extra durability

Ottchil Sap is Harvested by Master Ahn Young Bae

Extracting Ottchil Sap requires decades of skillful experience and know-how

Chilmong's Ottchil Sap is extracted in Wonju by Master Ottchil Harvester, Ahn Young Bae (license shown above)

Why Wonju Ottchil?

Wonju Ottchil Trees contain the highest amounts of Urushiol, a natural oily compound

The higher the concentration of Urushiol, the higher the quality ↑

In one year, Wonju Trees produce only 80-120kg of Sap - limited supply makes it an expensive material

When lacquered with Wonju Ottchil, craft items can last for a lifetime, and acquire anti-bacterial properties

Ottchil Lacquered Items have a 99.9% Anti-Bacterial Surface

Chilmong Ottchil Cutlery can be helpful in guarding your health

Ottchil surfaces are 99.9% anti-bacterial - bacteria is unable to grow on them!

Furthermore, Ottchil is free of any heavy metals, carcinogens or environmental hormones (test results shown above)

Why choose Chilmong?

Distinguished as K-Ribbon Product by Korean Government

Awarded 14+ design patents in Korean Cutlery

Mad with Korea's Best-Quality Ottchil Lacquer (Sourced from Wonju Province)

99.9% Anti-Bacterial - safe for everyday use

Heat resistant up to 200°C

Perfect balance of weight & length for everyday eating

Check out the design details

To prevent wear, the tips of the chopsticks are lacquered 3 additional times (using Wonju Ottchil)

The tips of the chopsticks are also rounded in design - to make it easier to grab (and stab) foods

The ends of the chopsticks are rectangular-shaped - they will not roll around or off the table

The length of the chopstick (24cm) is perfect for  holding & reaching for foods

How is this set different from other Chilmong Chopstick Sets?

Type 1: Wooden Set (Natural), Wooden Set (Colored) 

Type 2: Dark Ottchil Set (Natural), Dark Set (Colored)

6 layers of base Ottchil* lacquer

3 additional layers of reinforced Ottchil lacquer

(*Ottchil mixture contains at least 10% premium-grade Wonju Ottchil)

Type 3: Contempo Set (Brown), Contempo Set (Dark)

8 layers of base Ottchil* lacquer

6 additional layers of reinforced Ottchil lacquer

(*Ottchil mixture contains at least 40% premium-grade Wonju Ottchil)

Type 4: Premium Galaxy Set, Premium Wave Set (Currently Viewing)

9 layers of base Ottchil* lacquer

6 additional layers of reinforced Ottchil lacquer

(*Ottchil mixture contains at least 40% premium-grade Wonju Ottchil)

Chilmong can be found at Korea's Top Destinations

Incheon International Airport

Korail (High Speed Rail)

Seoul Arts Center

Korean Folk Village

The Hyundai

Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation

 + more...

Product Notice

Refrain from biting down on the chopsticks themselves - this may damage the ottchil coating

The tips of the chopsticks can wear down if dragged along rough surfaces (be wary of using in cast-iron)

Do not place for long periods in high heat

Do not apply excessive pressure or trauma to the chopsticks

How to Wash

- Do NOT use the hard side (green) of a kitchen sponge - use the soft-side instead!

- Do NOT soak the chopsticks in water for long periods of time. If there are food pieces stuck, soak it for 2-3 minutes, then wash-off with a soft sponge

- Do not boil chopsticks (to clean). Ottchil surfaces are already 99.9% anti-septic - no need to sterilize

- It's fine to rinse Ottchil chopsticks with just water (no soap needed)  - bacteria will not grow on its surface

This premier collection is offered in a sturdy, magnet carrying case

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