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[Chilmong] Premium Ottchil Chopstick Set - Wave Collection
This is one of Chilmong's premier chopstick collections.
The Wave Collection draws inspiration from Korea's Eastern Coastline, at dusk when the sun's remaining rays shimmer on the waves.
The artisan states that this is when you can witness all the colors that the world offers.
This premium set comes with 1 spoon + a pair of chopsticks.
Each piece is masterfully lacquered with 9 layers of Premium Korean Ottchil - as opposed to 6 layers for its standard collection.
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:
Strong Red Wave, Sunset Yellow Wave, Deep Green Wave, Healing Blue Wave & Majestic Purple Wave.
(Note: This premium collection comes wrapped in a sturdy, magnetic case.)
- Premier Korean Ottchil Chopsticks - hand-lacquered, traditional method
- 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 ocean colors
[Chilmong] Premium Ottchil Chopstick Set - Wave Collection
Design Inspired by Korean Sunsets on the Sea
Set includes 1 spoon + pair of chopsticks
Spoon : 4 cm (width) x 24 cm (length)
Chopsticks : 1.5 cm (width) x 24.3 cm (length)
Available in 5 sunset colors:
Strong Red, Sunset Yellow, Deep Green, Healing 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 9 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”
9 Layers of Premium Ottchil Lacquer
Each piece in this premier collection is skillfully coated with 9 layers of Ottchil
In certain area of the cutlery, additional 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!
Futhermore, 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
Chilmong can be found at Korea's Top Destinations
Incheon International Airport
Korail (High Speed Rail)
Seoul Arts Center
Korean Folk Village
Korean Cultural Heirtage Foundation
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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