A weapons grade monster of a straw. Last straw you or your heirs might ever need and one hell of a stir stick
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 its 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 its 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 10 inch straw is recommended for larger sized glasses or cups such as the kind large smoothies or milkshakes come in.
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 landfills
Appearance: This thing is a beast ! at .305 inches/8mm (or about 30 caliber for the military minded) it is a large bore straw that will move large volumes of whatever liquid you chose to drink, whether it is fully liquid or a slurry, icy, smoothie, whatever. Comes in a clear plastic fold over case/wrapper has an attractive ( and easy to maintain). Medium high polish that looks nice but won’t show minor use. Good solid construction with no rough edges or burrs. Has the phrase “Big Ti” stamped near the end of the straw.
First Impression: Good, solid-looking product. About the same length and diameter as a super sized straw that you find at Wendy’s or McDonald’s but not quite as big as the ones used for bubble tea.This is one very serious straw.
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 your lungs would collapse long before this straw would collapse so no more irritating straw collapses while you are trying to suck that super thick whatever it is up the straw no matter how much suction you put on it. The large bore makes it a snap to clean up easily by just running some hot water through it, and if you like, soap.Wipes off easily and does not stain or hold residue. 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: The straws also come in 8 ($18.95) and 10 ($19.95) inch sizes. The 10 inch is recommended for 8 oz (read Tom Collins) or larger glasses, such as smoothies and milkshakes .
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: 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 bomb-proof 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.