The Buck Travelmate – Everyday Carry Cutlery

Buck travelmateEveryone 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.

 Buck 941 Travelmate Kit Paperstone Knife


Nutella Spreader Revisited – Part 3 – Compac Spreader Knives

And we are back for the final part in our 3 part series on alternatives to the allusive Nutella Spreader. After my many hours of research I think I have come across the “Rosetta Stone” of sandwich spreaders. This item has such a long history that I’ve seen it for sale on eBay as a “vintage” item. Gaze upon it’s glory…

Compac KnifeYup, this simply piece of white plastic is the holy grail we all have been looking for. The Compac sandwich spreader knife in it’s simple design and construction fits the bill perfectly. And the price even more so. It’s comes in two flavors (mind the pun) of “Mayonnaise” and “Peanut Butter and Jelly”. The big difference between the two? The Mayo is 11.8 inches long and the PB&J is 4 inches long and that’s about it.

compac jelly knife compac mayo knife

This simple device is wondrous at getting to the bottom of any jar of spreadable goodness. And getting under the lip of the jar as well, which for me and Cheez Whiz is a never ending battle. Buy extras because they will be used a lot and probably stolen by coveting guests. That fact that it is made of plastic is a plus I assure you, metal knives can scrape plastic off the inside of plastic jars and contaminate your food. It is dishwasher safe and has a hole in the handle to hang on the cabin wall (that is where mine is going). It believe the Nutella jar has met it’s match with this amazing piece of simple plastic cutlery.

 Compac Mayo Knife Spreader Plastic 11.8″ Knife Shaped To The Contour Of Mayonnaise Jars

Compac Jelly Knife Spreader 4″ Plastic Knife for Peanut Butter and Jelly