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Ron Bell
(mountainlaureldesigns) - F - M

Locale: USA
Ti Spork / Knife on 12/01/2005 15:16:01 MST Print View

Tip of the day...If you already carry a Ti spork, you can grind a very nice and sharp 1-1/5" simple knife blade on the handle end. I grind mine in a tanto type shape leaving part of the end rounded-- let's me use it as a point to slice while not being too pointed in the hand. I find no threat of slicing my hand while using it as a spoon. It can cut and whittle very well, especially when needing to make fuzz sticks for quick fire starts. Ti is tough and you'll need a good grinder to shape it. With a dremel tool mini serations can be added to part of the blade to get through you elbow tendons if needed...

Michael Freyman
(mfreyman) - MLife
Re: Ti Spork / Knife on 12/01/2005 18:10:27 MST Print View

Any plans to market one for those without the appropriate grinder needed for Ti?

Ryan Faulkner
(ryanf) - F

Locale: Mid atlantic, No. Cal
Re: Re: Ti Spork / Knife on 12/01/2005 18:13:00 MST Print View

I know you arent worried about cutting your hand, but you could put some scotch tape on it just in case

Dixon Way
(Lightknight) - F
TI SPORK/KNIFE on 01/06/2006 04:44:43 MST Print View

What do you think if a very nice 1-1/2" knife blade with serations is made on the handle end of BACKPACKINGLIGHT Ti Mini Spork? For the handle of this spork might be thin enough as knife blade.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Ti Spork / Knife on 01/06/2006 15:04:10 MST Print View

Not that I've tried, but just thinking out loud -- how about grinding one edge of the spork, instead of the handle where you can potentially cut yourself?

OK, after reading "Anon's" post below, I retract my suggestion. It's no better than "status quo" after all.

Edited by ben2world on 01/07/2006 20:15:19 MST.


(Anonymous)
Re: Re: Ti Spork / Knife on 01/06/2006 15:17:50 MST Print View

"grinding edge of the spork, instead of the handle"

You run the risk of a cut to tongue or lips.

Scott Peterson
(scottalanp) - F

Locale: Northern California
Ginsu Spork on 01/06/2006 15:54:03 MST Print View

What? You have never eaten a frozen yogurt with a paring knife?


(Anonymous)
Re: Ginsu Spork on 01/06/2006 16:53:59 MST Print View

"paring knife"

No. Especially not with one of Ron Bell's Tanto handled sporks. Reading into how sharp these things might be ground, I get the picture of something I could also use for a dual purpose: a spork or spork handle so sharp that one could shave with it. I'm not putting anything that sharp in my mouth.

james w glenn
(bark-eater) - F
Re: Re: Ginsu Spork on 01/07/2006 16:54:53 MST Print View

How about a shrinkwrap sheath? I put one on my "pocket" marline spike (boatguy stuff) works good no holes in pocket or leg. If the spork handle tapers down towards the spork end the cutting edge would need to be less than half the handle length so that the sheath could retract toward the spork...Like one of those 80's tekna diver switch blades.. titanium ninja spy guy spork.....hiyaaa

Ryan Faulkner
(ryanf) - F

Locale: Mid atlantic, No. Cal
Re: Re: Re: Ginsu Spork on 01/07/2006 16:58:06 MST Print View

or you could just put some tape over the blade.

Johann kuester
(whirlpool) - F
Ti Spork / Kife on 01/17/2010 21:50:04 MST Print View

Now that is a great idea, Ron. Thanks for the tip.

Alan Moore
(Alan_In_AZ) - F

Locale: Sunny Southwest
Light My Fire... on 04/08/2010 08:55:20 MDT Print View

Or for those who have used & liked the plastic "Light My Fire" double ended sporks (with pseudo knife on the fork end) - This is now available in titanium too.

http://lightmyfireusa.com/spork.html

I have one - its great - same size as the original small plastic ones. It comes with a not very sharp serated knife section - probably for liability reasons. I have ground a sharper edge on it... its not like you need to be that careful to avoid cutting yourself (esp. in fork mode vs spoon mode)... works great. Likely not such utility as a knife - but you could easily fuzz sticks with it...

Edited by Alan_In_AZ on 04/08/2010 09:19:04 MDT.

Peter Longobardi
(paintplongo) - F

Locale: Hopefully on the Trail
Re: Light My Fire... on 04/08/2010 10:06:43 MDT Print View

I saw many of these break on the trail this year, I wouldn't recommend one to anyone, sorry.

I'd recommend a Ti SPOON, not spork. A spork can't clean the corners of pots out and you can use a spoon to eat anything on the trail.

Scott Lehr
(lehrscott4) - F

Locale: Louisville - KY
spork on 04/08/2010 12:37:20 MDT Print View

I have to disagree. Eating pasta is never fun with a spoon.

Alan Moore
(Alan_In_AZ) - F

Locale: Sunny Southwest
Uhhh? on 04/08/2010 12:43:05 MDT Print View

Peter did you read what I actually wrote...? this was about their TITANIUM sporks - and of course this style has fork/knife & real spoon ends... I also have a snow peak single ended Ti spork but I much prefer the LMF one...

I've used the plastic LMF sporks and they seem fairly robust in my use - but they certainly do melt easily if you use them as pot utensils - I do like the oversize ones used carefully as utensils for large group cooking.

Edited by Alan_In_AZ on 04/08/2010 19:19:24 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Uhhh? on 04/08/2010 14:06:07 MDT Print View

Having used a spork exclusively for the last six years, I just haven't ever had a problem with not being able to clean out the "corners of my pot".

Peter Longobardi
(paintplongo) - F

Locale: Hopefully on the Trail
Re: Uhhh? on 04/08/2010 16:03:56 MDT Print View

I'm saying I saw many people on the AT this summer with LMF utensils that were broken/cracked. Just what I saw.

As far as a spork, it doesn't scoop out the entire pot since it has the fork on the end of it. I use a spoon now and am just as happy with it as anything else I've used.

This is all personal preference, so use what works for you and what you eat.

Gary Boyd
(debiant) - F

Locale: Mid-west
Re: Re: Uhhh? on 04/09/2010 07:03:53 MDT Print View

Peter I'm a little confused. The LMF spork has a regular spoon on one end and a fork with one serrated prong on the other end. So it does actually work just like a spoon, only it has a fork... and a knife... of sorts.

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
Weigh less than LMF Spork and Mitey Knife? on 04/09/2010 07:15:35 MDT Print View

My regular LMF spork is 10 grams + my Stanley Mitey Knife w/ extra blade in handle is 8 grams. Are the TI sporks <18 grams (0.63oz)? I've never looked into them. thx.

Peter Longobardi
(paintplongo) - F

Locale: Hopefully on the Trail
Re: Re: Re: Uhhh? on 04/09/2010 18:08:00 MDT Print View

I know what they are, I'm just saying that they aren't very durable. If you try to eat cold ice cream with one, they will break. That's my measure of a durable eating utensil:)