Design and usability guru Dan Formosa @ Epicurious reviews portable cutlery in a episode of Well Equipped.
We here at The Cutlery Review do our best to keep you informed about new and existing products in the world of flatware. We are the first to admit that the word “review” in our name isn’t exactly correct. A true review is getting your hands on the product and doing a full critical hands on test, recommendations and a rating. This is precisely what Dan does and an amazing job at that. We applaud you Dan!
It is a rare event here at the Cutlery Review that we will talk about knives. Yes, we know that knives are cutlery but the “knife world” is so vast that we are hesitant to go to there. But this knife isn’t just a knife and it’s our camping/hiking/picnicking fave.
This Laguiole Knife and Corkscrew has been in our pocket for wine fueled picnics for over a decade and we love it. They are expensive but it was a gift so that helps 🙂
This Laguiole 12 cm Model with corkscrew weighs 97 g with a blade that is 10 cm and made of 12C27 stainless steel. It features a Juniper wood handle with shepherd’s cross (that’s the pins in the handle in a cross shape). The Bee and spring forged from one piece and fully handmade. The Bee? That’s a the middle of the knife and the sign this is a true Laguiole. This is some classic classy cutlery.
No, it’s not a really long spoon. No, it’s not a spork. It’s a titanium folding spoon. Why? Because a folding spoon can fit in those small places like your tiny cook pot and it’s super light and super handy. It’s cutlery that does the job but doesn’t take up all the space. It’s a handy flatware.
GADIEMKENSD makes a 100% titanium folding spoon that unfolded is 53mm long and 40mm wide. Folded it’s 80mm and it always weighs 18g.
This convenient little spoon tucked away it your hiking cook kit is a life saver. Too many times we seen people with melted plastic sporks wishing they had this spoon.
It’s Spring for real this time, the sun is out! And it’s time to go outside and enjoy the sunshine and wildlife. And eat! And you need cutlery to cook and eat when you are camping, hiking or picnicking. And the thing about camping cutlery is that is makes for great Bring Your Own Cutlery (BYOC) as well!
“Outdoor Edge” brings us the “Chow Mealtime Multitool” which isn’t three pieces like in the photo, that’s the three transformations it can do. It’s a nested fork and folding knife/spoon, can and bottle opener, flathead screwdriver, and wrench. Made of sturdy 420J2 stainless steel and weighing only 2.4 ounces this is a one pocket camp utensil. The nested fork & folding knife/spoon lock together, but quickly and easily slide apart when you’re ready to chow down. The knife locks when in the open position and the nylon storage pouch is included.
Remember that you can’t board a plane with this one!