I feel these sticks have a definite zen appeal, not only because they fit their purpose with resounding affirmation of design and comfort, but they also have a very natural look which harmonizes with most settings. Maybe they are not the most elegant to be found, but they are certainly distinguished and familiar, like an old friend, as soon as they touch the hand. I find dining with them to be a soothing experience.
Furthermore, although these sticks are comfortable in any hand position, the shape of the top of the sticks uniquely and naturally promote using with highest hand position which is indicative of a well-cultured user.
ConsI would not trust dishwasher machine with them.