Bridge City Tools Chopstick Master

Bridge City Tool Works Launches Product That Appeals To The Maker Inside All Of Us

Bridge City Tools Chopstick Master

Portland, OR – October 6, 2015 – Bridge City Tool Works develops the Chopstick Master, an innovative product that offers a new way to create an ancient tool. The product is easy to use and designed for non-woodworkers as well as the DIY market and all those who appreciate fine craftsmanship.
 
“Through extensive testing and market research, we’ve developed a product that contains everything you need to make your own gallery quality chopsticks. Anyone over the age of 8, regardless of experience, can join in the fun and make their very own set in 15 minutes,” says designer and CEO John Economaki. "The response in China has been phenomenal and the concept of hosting chopstick-making dinner parties in the United States has been equally surprising. This is a universally fun experience.”
 
During the past 6 months, over 1,000 pairs of chopsticks have been produced with various Chopstick Master prototypes. This non-powered product is a professional tool with an all-metal base, and is designed to last multiple generations. The Chopstick Master design has been optimized and is now ready to hit the worldwide market. The product had a successful launch in China this September and is available in the U.S. by pre-order only until 2016.
 
“I’ve been designing tools full-time for over 32 years and can honestly say, nothing in my past prepared me for the reception of this tool.
Chopsticks were first developed in China about 5,000 years ago, and were adopted by most Asian cultures that continue to use them today. While the Asian population makes up about 60% of the world’s population, many Americans enjoy using chopsticks. In fact, according to online research in a 2014 YouGov study, 23 percent of Americans prefer chopsticks to silverware. 
 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015