Not only are these chopsticks themselves incredibly sleek and elegant, their iron holder is lovely (and wildly creative). The smooth wooden chopsticks are made of black walnut. They are beautifully tapered with a soft sanded finish. To rest the sticks, a hand-forged iron flower is included with the set. It's a tiny and intricate floral design crafted out of metal that holds both sticks, so no more resting messy utensils on your table.