Nicely made slightly longer and larger martini or bar straw.
Notes: Unique Titanium offers a wide range of titanium products including straws, stir sticks, bottle openers, chopsticks, and a host of other titanium products along with a number of camping and survival accessories. They have a lot of quality products for anyone seeking lightweight durable tools and implements. This particular straw in it’s various sizes (see below under other) is made of pure CP Titanium – not an alloy. Certified food-safe, it is the same metal as is used in medical and dental implants. Among it’s many other virtues is it will never rust or corrode like aluminum or some stainless steels. Titanium also has a higher strength to weight ratio than steel and is non magnetic.
This the 6 inch straw is recommended for a (larger) martini glasses as s sipping straw. Also works with a rocks glass nicely and as a stir stick. I would not hover use it as a garnish pick as it will clog the straw, leaving a chunk of garnish to rocket back into your throat when you try drawing on it – which could be a choking or aspiration hazard ( particularly if you have had a few).
For many years now people have been using reusable chopsticks to save the rain forests (where a lot of those disposable chop sticks come from).Here is your chance to save a small piece of the environment by keeping disposable straws ( and the oil) out of the landfills
Appearance: Comes in a clear plastic fold over case/wrapper has a attractive ( and easy to maintain) medium polish that looks nice but won’t show minor use. Good solid construction with no rough edges or burrs.
First Impression: Good solid looking product. Slightly longer and wider than a thin bar straw but smaller than a soda straw. Designed with the larger ( 6-10 oz) martini glass in mind
Directions and Instructions: Wash with warm water before first use and of course after each use. Dishwasher safe. Do not use scratch pads or abrasives as it may damage the polish.
Testing: Unlike a lot of plastic straws this straw makes for a great stir stick also, damn near impossible to bend while stirring ice or anything else and transfer chill nicely to let you know your drink is getting cold while stirring. Also this straw has a noticeably wider diameter than your standard bar straw so it is easier to use ( and will possibly mean you drinking that cocktail a bit faster – so be careful). Cleans up easily by just running some hot water through it , and if you like soap. For the completely obsessed, you could of course sanitize or even sterilize it too.
It is not accidentally or even intentionally easily bent so it is safe to pack in your luggage or tool roll and know that it will survive, unlike a plastic straw. It is quite lightweight but extremely durable and should last you and your heirs a lifetime.
Other: Unique Titanium also produces other straws The straws also come in 7 inch ($14.99), 8 inch ($15.99) and 10 inch($17.99) sizes and also their Big Ti large bore 10 inch straw.
While I will not openly endorse its use as either a weapon or for a medical device (say for an emergency tracheotomy tube or a splint) it certainly seems like it would work for those uses in a pinch.
Final Thoughts: Somewhat larger and longer, so what is not to like? Well made and durable, and the doubling as a stir stick is handy. As the company says, “Cut down on refuse and say “NO” to disposable plastic straws. This environmentally friendly Titanium straw could be the last straw you ever need!”, indeed, this straw is almost bombproof so you would never have to worry about the usual plastic straw problems of bending and cracking. It will also not leach any chemicals into someones drink like BPA or similar plastics and keep some plastics ( that may outlast the pyramids of Egypt over time) out of landfills.