|The Nobashi Ready To Eat|
|Each End Of The Nobashi|
These Nobashi chopsticks are a self enclosed unit. The laminated wood is hidden within the stainless steel casing. Unlike Snow Peak's version, where it is two pieces and needs to be reassembled for each use and disassembled for storage, these chopsticks are a one piece system which allows ease of use and also helps prevent loss. One end is open for retracting of the wood portion and collapses within where it is stored and the other end is closed with a cap to prevent the wood from slipping out. The cap can be removed to allow complete disassembly for easy cleaning. To use the Mont Bell version all is needed to let the wooded section fall out and then twist to lock it in place.
|Two Different Travel Chopsticks And Their Cases|
Full extended and ready to eat. The spring loaded feature is a good way to either impress someone or have them tease you. These are definitely conversation starters with non-Asians, they look more kung fu movie than eating utensil.