Simply… the best buy i have ever made in my life… PERIOD. Well maybe not in my life but its still a great buy. yes they are a little expensive but they are worth it. I was tired of going to sushi places and using that wood chop stick that would either 1)break off funny to begin with 2)leave you with a woody taste (stop think nasty) 3) wouldn’t even fit your hands that great. these chop sticks are down right sick. only thing that would make it better is if it actually glowed. I have received many complements from waiters, hostesses and regular customers.