This summer has been pretty good considering. And we here at the Cutlery Review have been able to get outdoors and do some backpacking and camping. One of the team bought himself the Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set, seen here:
And it’s a great little cooking pot for boiling water and cooking stews or whatever. This thing is a classic for campers. But we ran into a problem when it came to cutlery when cooking in the Stanley. You see, Stanley here is about 11 inches tall and any normal spoon won’t reach the bottom and still have enough handle to keep your tender fingers away from the heat. A regular cooking spoon for use in pots is too big and tableware is too small. Talk about Goldilocks situation.
So we are looking at the finessCity Longest Titanium Long Handled Spoon. It’s 9.65 inches long and should do the trick. They claim its’ length is 1 inch Longer than any other Long Spoons available on Amazon. And that the polished bowl of Long Handle Spoon is bigger than any other Outdoor Spoon on Amazon. Made of 100% solid Titanium this backpacking long spoon is 0.9 oz/ 25.5gm in weight. And it comes with a Washable Premium Quality Waterproof Cloth Case. Waterproof and cloth? We’ll have to get back to you on that one.
Knife, fork and spoon. That’s the three basic categories of cutlery. But you can crossbreed and mix and match, as seen here:
Today we are going to talk about the “Knork” which is the love child of the Fork and Knife. In short, you get a fork that you can use to cut your food before stabbing it and getting it into your gob. Now look at the photo of that old time knork up top. That’s a scary looking rusty blade attached that’s just looking to slice open the corner of your mouth isn’t it? I’m not going there.
But if you only had one arm like Horatio Nelson then this might be your only option. Horatio Nelson was a British naval admiral who went to war with Napoleon in 1798. And it cost him his ark which was amputated aboard a ship. So for his arm and efforts the British Army gave him a golden Knork which was thereon referred to as “Nelson’s Fork”.
Simple, understated and elegant. Sometimes the cutlery needs to stand back and let the food be noticed first. Sometimes it needs to be the solid supporting character in the play of flatware. This set by Esmeyer called “Sylvia” is cutlery that does just that.
Esmeyer is a European distributor of flatware, cutlery and tableware for more than 65 years.
This setting consists of 6 knives, 6 spoons, 6 forks and 6 teaspoons. It is made of 18/0 stainless steel.
noun cutting instruments collectively, especially knives for cutting food. utensils, as knives, forks, and spoons, used at the table for serving and eating food. the trade or business of a cutler.
What is the plural of cutlery? Is ‘cutlery’ an uncountable noun? Is it cutleries? Or is it just cutlery? In Canada we say multiple beer are beers but multiples moose are not mooses.
Pluralisation is a grammatical conundrum. Can flatware be flatwares? Can silverware be silvewares? They all seems to be cursed. Spoon is spoons, fork is forks, knife is knives but cutlery and flatware just don’t seem to enjoy being pluralized.
Over at https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cutlery they say “cutlery (countable and uncountable, plural cutleries)”. This isn’t helping. And someone else says “Cutlery is an uncountable noun. We cannot say a cutlery, but we can say, the cutlery, some cutlery or much cutlery.”
In an interesting article at Punchng.com Akeem Lasisi dives into this unusual cutlery writing problem. It’s something that has plagued us for years and we find it interesting. You might not, but we do, and sometimes we do post for us 🙂