[Chilmong] Premium Ottchil Chopstick Set - Wave Collection


K-Ribbon Award Winner

[Chilmong] Premium Ottchil Chopstick Set - Wave Collection

Introducing one of Chilmong's finest chopstick collections, The Wave Collection.

Inspired by Korea's Eastern Coastline, this collection captures the breathtaking dusk scene when the sun's last rays glisten on the waves, showcasing a vibrant array of colors.

Each set in this premium collection includes a spoon and a pair of chopsticks. What sets this collection apart is the meticulous craftsmanship.

Every piece is meticulously lacquered with 15 layers of Premium* Korean Ottchil, surpassing the regular 9-layer coating.

Attention: This top-tier set of chopsticks features an ottchil coating infused with a significant amount of premium Wonju Ottchil, boasting a concentration of 70%. In contrast, our regular chopstick set is coated with Ottchil containing just 10% Wonju Ottchil.

To achieve a radiant sheen, the artisan diligently rubs the utensils by hand, using an abrasive sponge, after every three coatings. This process is repeated three times, resulting in a glossy finish that can be seen in the product images below.

Ottchil is more than just a coating; it's a form of living and functional art.

Through Ottchil, wooden items become exceptionally durable, impervious to rot and deterioration. Furthermore, Ottchil imparts an antibacterial surface, preventing the growth and spread of bacteria.

The premier chopstick collection is available in five captivating colors: Strong Red Wave, Sunset Yellow Wave, Deep Green Wave, Healing Blue Wave, and Majestic Purple Wave. Each set is elegantly presented in a sturdy, magnetic case, adding a touch of luxury.

(Note: Product images below showcase the stunning glossy sheen of the chopsticks in this collection.)

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Sophia L. (Oakley, CA)

So beautiful! I got it in the majestic purple color and it's very elegant. The packaging was so nice and it cam with a cute little note from the seller! Definitely would buy again.

Product Highlights

  • Premier Korean Ottchil Chopsticks - hand-lacquered, traditional method
  • Awarded "K-Ribbon" Designation by the Korean Government
  • Ideal weight & length (24cm) for eating everyday meals
  • Set includes: 1 Spoon + Pair of Chopsticks
  • Available in 5 ocean colors

[Chilmong] Premium Ottchil Chopstick Set - Wave Collection

Inspired by the mesmerized Korean coastal sunsets

Set includes 1 spoon + pair of chopsticks


Spoon : 4 cm (width) x 24 cm (length)

Chopsticks : 1.5 cm (width) x 24.3 cm (length)

Available in 5 sunset colors:

Strong Red, Sunset Yellow, Deep Green, Healing Blue & Majestic Purple

Close-up of the beautiful sheen - after 3 rounds of polishing

Awarded K-RIBBON Designation

Chilmong Ottchil Spoon & Chopsticks were distinguished with the K-RIBBON mark

It's given to excellent cultural products that possess Korea's unique cultural values 

This is awarded by the Korean Ministry of Culture

Coated with Korea's Highest-Quality Ottchil Lacquer

The spoon and chopsticks are coated with 9 layers of Ottchil Sap (from Wonju Ottchil Trees)

 Wonju Ottchil Trees are known for producing the highest-quality sap for Ottchil lacquer

When the surface of Ottchil Trees are scratched, the tree releases sap

This sap is carefully collected and skillfully refined for use as lacquer

The coating process, in which layers of lacquer must be repeatedly applied and left to dry, requires great patience

Producing lacquerware is a notoriously prolonged and labor-intensive process, which has sometimes been called the “art of time”

15 Layers of Premium Ottchil Lacquer

Each piece in this premier collection is skillfully coated with 9 layers of Ottchil

In certain areas of the cutlery, additional 6 layers are applied for extra durability

How is this set different from other Chilmong Chopstick Sets?

Type 1: Wooden Set (Natural), Wooden Set (Colored) 

Type 2: Dark Ottchil Set (Natural), Dark Set (Colored)

6 layers of base Ottchil* lacquer

3 additional layers of reinforced Ottchil lacquer

(*Ottchil mixture contains at least 10% premium-grade Wonju Ottchil)

Type 3: Contempo Set (Brown), Contempo Set (Dark)

8 layers of base Ottchil* lacquer

6 additional layers of reinforced Ottchil lacquer

(*Ottchil mixture contains at least 40% premium-grade Wonju Ottchil)

Type 4: Premium Galaxy Set, Premium Wave Set (Currently Viewing)

9 layers of base Ottchil* lacquer

6 additional layers of reinforced Ottchil lacquer

(*Ottchil mixture contains at least 70% premium-grade Wonju Ottchil)

Ottchil Sap is Harvested by Master Ahn Young Bae

Extracting Ottchil Sap requires decades of skillful experience and know-how

Chilmong's Ottchil Sap is extracted in Wonju by Master Ottchil Harvester, Ahn Young Bae (license shown above)

Why Wonju Ottchil?

Wonju Ottchil Trees contain the highest amounts of Urushiol, a natural oily compound

The higher the concentration of Urushiol, the higher the quality ↑

In one year, Wonju Trees produce only 80-120kg of Sap - limited supply makes it an expensive material

When lacquered with Wonju Ottchil, craft items can last for a lifetime, and acquire anti-bacterial properties

Ottchil Lacquered Items have a 99.9% Anti-Bacterial Surface

Chilmong Ottchil Cutlery can be helpful in guarding your health

Ottchil surfaces are 99.9% anti-bacterial - bacteria is unable to grow on them!

Futhermore, Ottchil is free of any heavy metals, carcinogens or environmental hormones (test results shown above)

Why choose Chilmong?

Distinguished as K-Ribbon Product by Korean Government

Awarded 14+ design patents in Korean Cutlery

Mad with Korea's Best-Quality Ottchil Lacquer (Sourced from Wonju Province)

99.9% Anti-Bacterial - safe for everyday use

Heat resistant up to 200°C

Perfect balance of weight & length for everyday eating

Check out the design details

To prevent wear, the tips of the chopsticks are lacquered 3 additional times (using Wonju Ottchil)

The tips of the chopsticks are also rounded in design - to make it easier to grab (and stab) foods

The ends of the chopsticks are rectangular-shaped - they will not roll around or off the table

The length of the chopstick (24cm) is perfect for  holding & reaching for foods

Chilmong can be found at Korea's Top Destinations

Incheon International Airport

Korail (High Speed Rail)

Seoul Arts Center

Korean Folk Village

The Hyundai

Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation

 + more...

Product Notice

Refrain from biting down on the chopsticks themselves - this may damage the ottchil coating

The tips of the chopsticks can wear down if dragged along rough csurfaces (be wary of using in cast-iron)

Do not place for long periods in high heat

Do not apply excessive pressure or trauma to the chopsticks

How to Wash

- Do NOT use the hard side (green) of a kitchen sponge - use the soft-side instead!

- Do NOT soak the chopsticks in water for long periods of time. If there are food pieces stuck, soak it for 2-3 minutes, then wash-off with a soft sponge

- Do not boil chopsticks (to clean). Ottchil surfaces are already 99.9% anti-septic - no need to sterilize

- It's fine to rinse Ottchil chopsticks with just water (no soap needed)  - bacteria will not grow on its surface

This premier collection is offered in a sturdy, magnet carrying case

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