The Knork’s cutting edge—literally—is engineered into the side of the fork.
Updated August 2007
The Knork: A Combination Knife & Fork
Flatware Made Simpler For Buffets, Kids & Others
CAPSULE REPORT: Some people think a combination knife and fork in one single utensil is a brilliant idea for buffets, picnics and other occasions. Others think its great for kids who aren’t old enough to handle knives. Still others think it’s a godsend for those with physical challenges. However it works for you, it’s a terrific innovation.
On the way to inventing a better mousetrap, Mike Miller invented a better fork. Called The Knork, it looks like a regular fork; except if you look very close, you’ll notice that it’s not a flat surface but curls up. There are other structural differences, too, that provide engineering leverage and enable one to use the sides of the outer tines to cut meat or most other foods. There’s no serrated edge, nothing to cut your mouth. Quite a concept!
The Knork improved on the classic design of the fork by recognizing how people often use the side of the fork for cutting. The outer tines are much wider, the handle is balanced and the end is wide, providing a larger surface that presses against the palm of the user’s hand, providing stability and comfort when using the side as a cutting edge. There’s a wide finger platform on both sides of the neck that which allows the user to press one or more fingers against the side of the fork for leverage and comfort when cutting. The Knork can be used by people with either a right-handed or a left-handed orientation.
Is The Knork For You?
If you say you’re doing just fine with two separate utensils, you’re not the target market for The Knork. Who is?
- Anyone at a buffet, picnic, or tail-gate party who wants to hold the plate with one hand and use “both utensils” with the other
- Children who haven’t yet mastered the knife and to whom knives are not entrusted for safety (it frees parents from the chore and teaches kids the back and forth motion of a knife)
- Airplane travelers with limited elbow room (while the knork has just 4 tines and no cutting edge, line any airline fork, there are plastic Knorks for concerned carriers)
The Knork cuts a pork loin with ease. It will save parents many hours of cutting kids’ foods, give children the independence to cut their own food, and teach them the back-and-forth motion of using a knife prior to picking up an actual blade.
- People who have a permanent or temporary impairment precluding use of one hand
- Campers, hunters, fishing enthusiasts
- Anyone wanting to wash fewer utensils
The Knork is nicely heavy in the hand, and appropriate for men, women and children. Knorks are crafted of 100% forged, 18/10 stainless steel, and there is a limited lifetime warranty.
After their initial success, Knork Flatware introduced a 5-piece matching place setting, which includes a regular Knork, salad Knork, knife, and teaspoon. In development are a serving set, steak knives, and a Baby Knork set for younger children.
The individual Knorks come nicely packaged in attractive, clear, heavy-gauge plastic tubes suitable for travel. They make cute stocking stuffers and, packaged with specialty foods, make an even more welcome gift. Give a 4-pack to a family with young children, and they just may hang your portrait in the dining room.
THE KNORK FORK & KNIFE UTENSIL
Stainless Steel, Red Plastic & Clear Plastic
- Single Knork
- 4-Pack Knork
- 5-Piece Place Setting
- Reusable Red Plastic Knorks
- Reusable Clear Plastic Knorks
- Other options on website
Purchase online at Knork.net
Or telephone 1.877.KNORKIT
Price and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. Shipping additional.
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