Chopsticks are tapered sticks of equal length that are the traditional cooking and eating utensils of the Far East. This includes countries like Japan, Korea, Vietnam and China, to name a few.

natural bamboo chopsticks

They can be made of all kinds of different materials including wood, bamboo, stainless steel, porcelain, bone, and plastic. For the more affluent they can also be made of gold, silver, ivory, and jade.

Melamine Chopsticks

The lengths of can vary depending on their intended use and also the country that they are being used in.

Typically in Japan, chopsticks for eating are around 8 inches for men and 7 inches for women and are more pointed. For cooking they average between 12 and 15 inches. In China, they usually are longer, more blunt and usually around 9 inches long for those used for eating.