I got these chopsticks as a gift for a friend as a thank you. She had worked very hard on a volunteer project and knew this was the gift she would love. After presenting these to her, her mouth didn't close for a good 1/2 hour then her husband told me later that she actually wore them around her neck to bed. They are so extremely well made and frankly beautiful pieces of equipment. She has told me that she uses them on a daily basis. These chopsticks are not just for the backcountry, they are for any chopstick user far and wide.