Titanium Toothpicks: The Underrated Accessory Every Traveler Should Carry

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You've heard of titanium cookware, titanium water bottles, and other titanium products that you'll probably never put in your mouth!

So why titanium toothpicks?

Let me assure you, these under-the-radar items are becoming increasingly popular among travelers. They're great for anyone who wishes to travel more sustainably, reduce their carbon footprints, or simply have them on hand when needed.

Besides all that, a titanium toothpick looks super cool (I mean, it's titanium, for crying out loud!).

So if you're looking for a way to stay green while adding a little bit of badassery to your life, titanium toothpicks are the way to go.

Let's delve deeper into why they should be part of your must-have travel accessories.

titanium toothpick on key chain

The Benefits of Owning a Titanium Toothpick

First and foremost, they're incredibly useful when you need to pick those pesky popcorn kernels and clingy taffy bits out of your teeth. (Sorry for putting these images in your head, but hey, it's true!)

They're also designed with a high-grade titanium alloy that's lightweight, durable, and corrosion-resistant, so they won't leach any nasty toxins into your mouth. Plus, they're non-magnetic, so there's no chance of them being pulled away by a stray magnetic field. (You know, in case you're looking for a little extra science experiment in your life!)

At Gravel, we collaborated with EDC Dream and DailyCarryCo to design the perfect size for your fifth pocket, but it can also serve as a stylish addition to your key ring.

At just 2.8 grams, our TiPick weighs the same as a single penny. It comes with a protective case that keeps your toothpick clean. It's also made of a grade 5 titanium alloy, which is safe to use orally.

Of course, you should always apply caution when using it, as titanium is a hard metal. But the same could be said about plastic and wood toothpicks that can prick your gums if you're not careful!

With a titanium toothpick, you'll be ready for whatever life throws at you. Whether it's a last-minute dinner party or an unexpected meal on a plane, you'll be more than prepared.

How Are Titanium Toothpicks Made?

It starts with a procedure known as the Kroll Process, which is used to extract titanium from the main ore. In this process, the ore is converted into titanium tetrachloride through a reaction with chlorine gas. It is then purified and reduced in size, resulting in a metallic titanium sponge when it's mixed with sodium.

The next step in the process is alloying, which takes place within the titanium sponge. This process is very labor intensive, which is why titanium products typically cost more than "lesser metals" like steel and aluminum. It's also why it ranks highly on the list of strongest metals and is often used for aircraft and spacecraft parts.

Finally, the titanium is molded and cut into the shape of a toothpick.

In short, titanium toothpicks are made of a high-grade metal that offers superior strength and resistance to corrosion. Plus, they're incredibly lightweight and stylish, making them a great addition to any arsenal of travel accessories.

titanium toothpicks protective case

The Recap

Titanium products often get overlooked, but titanium toothpicks are a great addition to your travel accessories. Not only do they look badass and help you stay green on the go, but they come in handy when you least expect it.

So, ready to give it a try? Check out our TiPick and see how it can transform your life!

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