We are big fans of the Opinel Knives here at the Cutlery Review. And to see that this great French company has introduced a new product that is Bring Your Own Cutlery (BYOC) thrills us.
The “Picnic +” set consists of a Opinel N 08 beech wood pocket knife, two inserts, a fork and a spoon, that attach to the handle of the knife. But wait there’s more! Also a handy microfibre towel case that serves as storage and cleaner.
All made of stainless steel, to attach the fork or spoon, take the knife with the blade in the closed position, and open the ferrule. Attach the fork or spoon to the ferrule in the small gaps, and close the ferrule. It’s that easy.
We will be taking ours camping next week and will report back on how it goes!
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.