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The only chopsticks that takes advantage of gravity, keeps your eating tips sanitary, and eliminates the need for a chopstick rest.
The only chopsticks that takes advantage of gravity, keeps your eating tips sanitary, and eliminates the need for a chopstick rest.
The only chopsticks that takes advantage of gravity, keeps your eating tips sanitary, and eliminates the need for a chopstick rest.
320 backers pledged $18,970 to help bring this project to life.

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The Newest Generation of Chopsticks: Gravity Chopsticks

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What are Gravity Chopsticks?

Gravity Chopsticks are not your ordinary traditional chopsticks. Gravity Chopsticks are self-elevating chopsticks designed to keep the eating tips of your chopsticks sanitary without the need for a separate chopstick rest. Gravity Chopsticks allow you and your company to dine in comfort and style.

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Design

Simple, sleek, clean, and innovative. Create an attractive place setting that will suit any style.

360° of Hygiene

Designed with the ultimate sanitary goal in mind. Rest the chopsticks on any of its elongated sides and let gravity do all the work.

Quality Precision Crafted

With our patent pending design, Gravity Chopsticks are precision-machined from solid hardened aluminum alloy blocks and feature wood tips made from solid natural maple and walnut.

Made in California, USA

From design, to manufacturing, to packaging, each chopstick is made locally in San Diego, California with the highest level quality and attention to detail.

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Not just another ordinary pair of chopsticks

Ever find yourself in a situation where you have nothing to rest your chopsticks on and are rightly reluctant to lay it flat on the eating surface? With Gravity Chopsticks you can keep your chopstick tips sanitary and elevated anytime, anywhere, without the need for a chopstick rest. Our unique geometry design and precise weight for impeccable balance completely eliminates the need for a chopstick rest.

Maple shown
Maple shown
Walnut shown
Walnut shown
Walnut shown
Walnut shown

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Gravity Chopsticks interview on CW6
Gravity Chopsticks interview on CW6

Chopsticks Re-defined

We noticed that with traditional chopsticks, you need to rest your chopsticks on a separate chopstick rest (or on a plate/bowl) if you want to keep the eating tips off the table’s surface. This poses several inconveniences and sanitary issues. For example, a rest might not always be available, therefore, you will either have to hold onto your chopsticks in between uses, or opt for the less sanitary option of laying them down directly on the table. If you rest the traditional chopsticks on a plate/bowl, quite frequently it will roll off the plate/bowl onto the table, or roll off the table and onto the floor. We wanted to fix these unsanitary incidents and create a chopstick that not only solves these sanitary concerns, but also one that would help to reduce waste.

Walnut (background) and Maple (foreground)
Walnut (background) and Maple (foreground)
Walnut shown
Walnut shown

With our Patent-Pending design, you will not need a separate chopstick rest to keep the eating tips of your chopsticks sanitary, and you will not need a separate rest to prevent the chopsticks from rolling off the table. As soon as you lay your Gravity Chopsticks down, the eating tips automatically elevates above the table’s surface.

Walnut (above) and Maple (below)
Walnut (above) and Maple (below)

However, we did not stop there, we wanted to make sure the chopsticks will elevate no matter which side you rest the chopsticks on. With its precision-machined cut and calculated weight, the eating tips of Gravity Chopsticks will automatically elevate when placed on any of its elongated sides.

Maple shown
Maple shown

With traditional chopsticks, little ones will not always be mindful to use a rest to keep their chopsticks clean in between uses. With Gravity Chopsticks they won’t have to. You can feel rest assured that you are doing everything to promote cleanliness while reducing waste.

Gravity Chopsticks come with its own velvet travel sleeve, ready to accompany you on your next dining adventure.

 Create a fine dining experience with Gravity Chopsticks.

Environmentally Friendly

Staying environmentally conscious without sacrificing quality and safety is our top priorities. All of the materials used in Gravity Chopsticks are produced in U.S.A.

Electroless Nickel Plated

The aluminum ends are specially treated and plated using the most advanced technique, known as electroless nickel plating (EN), to increase durability, prevent wear, and offer superior corrosion resistance. EN is commonly used in engineering coating applications where hardness, corrosion protection, and good wear and abrasion resistance are required. It is one of the most respected and widely used materials, particularly in the food industry, where it’s extremely important to keep food free of metals. Electroless nickel plated items will not leach and will remain safe for the food they are touching.

Food Safe

We only use materials that are food safe. Our chopsticks are treated with a food safe wood finish to protect and enhance the wood. 

Check out our update on pledge add-ons. We have introduced Kydex carry case in black and light blue:

- Pledge addition of +$15 = 1 Kydex carry case of your choice 
- Pledge addition of +$30 = 2 Kydex carry case of your choice
- Pledge addition of +$45 = 3 Kydex carry case of your choice
- and so on

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PROTOTYPE PHASE: COMPLETE! NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP.

We are excited to announce that everything is complete and ready. We have used and tested Gravity Chopsticks rigorously. Gravity Chopsticks is now ready for mass production, but we need your help to make Gravity Chopsticks available to everyone. 

Our goal is to provide you with the lowest price possible, and in order to accomplish that, we need to meet our manufacturers’ minimum order quantity requirement and place a large initial production order. By making a pledge to our project you will enable us to offer Gravity Chopsticks at the lowest price possible. 

Any pledge amount will bring us one step closer to delivering Gravity Chopsticks into your hands. 

Special thanks to: HypeVR, Quynh Tran, Handonam Photography, Alex Machining Corp and A.P. Machine Technology, Inc.

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Risks and challenges

Building Gravity Chopsticks has some risks but they are relatively low. I've built the first set of prototypes and know what it takes to get it made. The challenge I may face is having a large volume of Gravity Chopsticks produced. I have vendors lined up to help machine the chopsticks.

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