I’ve been looking for these for a long time, not sure why it took so long to find. First up though, these are not “Lego” brand but they are compatible. This lego cutlery set (lower case L) is a fork, knife and spoon that are half way between child and adult size (each piece is about size inches long). Good for kids in their lunch bags and great for adults for dessert at work. And if you have big hands, just add more legos to make the handle into whatever shape, size or construction you want. The flatware is stainless steel with handles that are made of silicone and the set is dishwasher safe.
Month: May 2014
The Buck Travelmate – Everyday Carry Cutlery
Everyone that knows me and this blog knows there are two things that really catch my attention: Everyday Carry Cutlery and Nutella Spreaders. You can imagine how excited I was to see this new piece from Buck.
First off, it isn’t a pocket everyday carry but definitely something to have in the backpack or picnic basket. The 4.87 inch serrated blade (9.87 inches with handle) is made of 410HC stainless steel and perfect for cutting bread and spreading delicious Nutella. Then there is the fork which has a bottle opener, can opener, flathead screwdriver and barbecue grill scraper. Could you ask for more? One last thing is the antimicrobial injection molded sheath for storage and carry. It is covered by Buck’s Forever Warranty and it’s dishwasher safe.
Where did all this cutlery go?
As usual we try to keep things a little light around here on Mondays but today it gets a little heavy. Take a good look at the collection of flatware in the image above. Anything interesting about this cutlery? Well, the forks are mostly three tined which is know as a “threek”. The two tined forks don’t seem to have a name so I’m declaring a new name which is the “twork”.
But the interesting part is that they ended up here. She’s fine now I’m told. Here’s a book on the topic:
Craving Earth: Understanding Pica–the Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk
Zwilling JA Henckels Vintage 1876 Flatware Set
Above pictured is the Zwilling JA Henckels Vintage 1876 45-Piece Flatware Set which has service for 8 and a Hostess Serving Set. Boy, that’s a mouthful (pun intended). So what does this include? Made of 18/10 stainless steel it contains eight 5 Piece place settings with a dinner knife (9-1/8″), dinner fork (7-7/8″), dinner spoon (7-1/4″) and a salad fork (7″).
The “Zwilling” (German for “Twin”) logo from Henckel is one of the oldest logos and in the world. This cutlery set is a replica design of the vintage set from 1876. And yes, it’s made in China rather than Germany but all reports indicate the standards of quality are upheld.
Hefty, stainless, dishwasher safe and a wonderful look.
Zwilling JA Henckels Vintage 1876 45-Piece Flatware Set, Service for 8, Plus Hostess Serving Set