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.
Bring-your-own cutlery (BYOC) is getting a lot more attention these days due to health concerns. Taking your own cutlery to the office or eating out at cafes is more common now. One of the draw backs of various portable packed flatware was size and easy of use. They tended to be tiny weird plastic contraptions. The company “hicorfe” looks to address that with this set of portable adult sized utensils.
This is a proper knife, fork and spoon in carrying case. The knife has decent serrations for cutting meat and they all have nice wooden handles. The durable case is made from food grade PP Plastic and the cutlery from 430 stainless steel and natural wood. They had some problem with the case design but rebuilt it and are offering refunds on old ones.
They are a decent size as well: 7.8 inches knife, 7.5 inches fork, 7.6 inches spoon and 9.3 inches for the carrying case.
Not dishwasher safe due to the wood on the handles but this really should just be hand washed and dried properly before being put in the case.
Here at the Cutlery Review we had been promoting what we call the Everyday Carry Cutlery or ECC. But our friends over at Treehugger.com are suggesting Bring Your Own Cutlery or BYOC. Either way it’s a great idea as what’s called “Normal” has changed all around us.
Bringing in your own cutlery reduces waste, helps the environment and on top of all that, you know where it’s been. You handle the cleaning, handling and sterilizing. Any extra little extra thing we can control in these changing times helps.
So we have embraced the term Bring Your Own Cutlery and will do our best to source and promote flatware that we feel can help.