Smörkniv – The Wooden Butter Knife

Smörkniv - The Wooden Butter Knife

We are going to cheat a little with this write up and show you a Google Translated (from Swedish to English) Wikipedia article about the Smörkniv:

A butter knife is a cutlery that is used to spread dairy products ( butter , table margarine ) or other soft toppings on, for example, the sandwich . Butter knives lack sharp edges , and are traditionally made of wood , but can also be made of plastic or metal, for example .

Wood butter knives are often manufactured within the home and school craft and today’s design became common in the 1950s. In the past, the butter knives were made in one, but later on there are other types of wood.

In the 19th century, butter was exclusive and was therefore rarely used on the sandwich. In terms of appearance, however, it is easy to confuse 19th-century “ass scratches” (precursors to toilet paper ) with butter knives.

Yup, you read it correctly. It seems that sometime the butter knives were confused with “ass scratches”. We don’t think this happens any longer. Cutlery confusion like this be crazy. Don’t get us started on the “poop knife”.

We plan on make a few of our own Smörkniv this summer while camping. But if you want to buy your own check these out from Amazon. BTW – It’s good advice to soak them in mineral oil before using. That way you won’t have any issues with oils going rancid in the wood.

Butter Knife Handmade Juniper Wood from Amazon

President Trump eats Pizza with Cutlery

We’ve seen it happen before a few years ago here at The Cutlery Review with Mayor of New York Blasio.

And we are seeing it happen again with the President of the United States eating his pizza with a knife and fork. I’m surprised he isn’t trying a spoon and blaming the spoon for being ineffective. Maybe former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin could cut it into bit-sized pieces for him.

Sorry to be a little harsh, but if you can’t eat pizza correctly or understand the time and place to use flatware?

Spork or Foon?

Spork or Foon?

Ok, we have all heard of Sporks, the classic camping and picnic cutlery. But now we are told in the name of equality we must have a Foon as well. I think it’s a joke?

Splayd Mini Spork Foon

But we did find a Foon for sale from an Australian company called Splayd. It’s the Splayd Mini Spork (Foon). It’s a knife, fork and spoon in one! This is a box of six Foons that are 5.7″ long, formed from 18/8 stainless steel and hand-finished. But wait there’s more! It comes in a luxury velvet presentation box making them the perfect gift or showcase utensil set.

That is pretty flexible flatware indeed.

Splayd Mini Spork (Foon) Set of 6 from Amazon

Frozen Cutlery

So why is cutlery so cold? And especially when you are in an airplane? That is the big question here: When you receive your knife, fork and spoon, just why is airline cutlery always so cold?

Chris Morris @ addresses that question and attempts to come up with an answer about chilly flatware.

Check out his article @

Oh, and if your child saw the new Frozen movie and won’t eat their frozen peas? Then check out this cutlery for kids. This set from Zak Designs contains 2 forks and 2 spoons, which measure 5-3/4 inches long. Disney kid flatware set is made of stainless steel, ABS, and TPE, 100% BPA-free and dishwasher safe!

Zak Designs Disney Frozen – Kid Flatware Set from Amazon