About bamboo chopsticks
1. Material Used – Wood, Bamboo or Metal :
An obvious difference between Korean chopsticks and Chinese chopsticks is the material.
Korean chopsticks are usually made of metal or stainless steel.
While Chinese chopsticks are mostly made from wood or bamboo material.
Historically, Korean royalties used metallic chopsticks, specifically silver.
Because sliver chopstick will change color if it contact with poison.
It has prevented assassination attempts and saved many lives.
Korea has more metal resources than China.
And China is abundant with wood and bamboo as compared to Korea.
Hence, it is common to use the said material in making chopsticks.