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It's a spoon. It's a fork. It's a spork!

Posted: January 21, 2018
It's a spoon. It's a fork. It's a spork!

The spork, the spork endures. The spork persists. Remember the Tater Twister? A fad. It came and went. So did the Salad Shooter. The electric knife. The electric can opener (my mama had one of those!) But the spork, the spork will never fall into oblivion. One of our country's finest examples of ingenuity and portmanteau words, the spork is an invaluable tool to campers, survivalists, and minimalists, faithfully combining two of our most important utensils on earth: the spoon and the fork.

Some spork artistes in the collection below have even figured out how to throw in a knife or - holy Asian flatware, Batman! - chopsticks too.

Note: Sporks and spork-inspired utensils are listed as they were at printing. Prices are subject to change.

Titanium Spork

Titanium Spork

Light My Fire forges their spork from titanium, one of the toughest, yet lightest metals around. This model was created by Scandinavian designer Joachim Nordwall to fit in backpacks, boats, lunchboxes, purses, and briefcases for instant access to implements of mass food consumption from anywhere. The Titanium Spork is non-corrosive and non-magnetic, along with hypoallergenic and non-toxic. It weighs 17 grams.

$13 ➠ Amazon

Spork Chops

Spork Chops

Two words: sensory overload. Not only do before me I see a fork, a spoon, and a pair of chopsticks all mish-mashed together into one phantasmagorical Asian food uber Utensil, but I'm also feeling the sharp blow of brilliance from the branding team member who named them Spork Chops. Someone got the Clever Devil Award at their next performance review.

$4.30 ➠ Perpetual Kid

The Muncher Titanium Multi-Utensil

The Muncher Titanium Multi-Utensil

Long day outside. Sun, sweat, and dirt on your skin. A rumbling in your gut. It's time. To munch. And if you're on Team Full Windsor, it's time to Muncher. The outdoor and cycle accessory brand turned the simple spork into a full-on kitchen drawer of utensils made of ultralight aerospace grade titanium. The Muncher swallows 10 different food-focused functionalities into a 0.7-ounce, 6-1/2" frame.

$55 ➠ Full Windsor

Ka-Bar Tactical Spork

Ka-Bar Tactical Spork

See, it's a fork-spoon combo up top with a...knife!...that pulls out from the handle. And - and!- It's black. Ka-Bar's Tactical Spork is a tactical tool for tactical eating if I've ever seen one. Imagine the stealth and precision with which I'll be able to slice my Twinkies and slurp my Spaghetti-Os when the 2 a.m. munchies attack.

$6.40 ➠ Amazon

The Chork - Chopsticks & Fork in One

The Chork - Chopsticks & Fork in One

No spoons, so the Chork isn't technically a spork, but it's a cultural thing. In Asia they know if you have a delicious pho broth or order of miso soup that needs consumption, the western world's whole process of dipping of a prissy concave utensil into the bowl to take in a tablespoon at a time is a bunch of sensory-dampening malarkey. If you want that hot juice as nature intended your body to receive it, you pick up the whole bowl and sssssslurp! it down. And before or afterwards you can use your Chork to dig in to those noodles and slices of pork and cubes of tofu swimming around the broth.

$21 ➠ Amazon

Knorks

Knorks

Knorks are the camping-ready sporks' urban, cutting edge cousins. Here to help you slice and pierce your filet mignon with a single hand and a simple rocking motion. Perfect for the knife-renouncing avant-garde, plus those too lazy or clumsy to operate two utensils at once. Rather than adding a blade to edges of forks, Knorks bevel their outer tines to create a cutting surface that isn't sharp. And instead of sawing through meats and casseroles, the Knorks' finger platform allows users to comfortably wiggle the utensil back and forth to cut off their bites.

$16.50 ➠ Amazon

CRKT Eat'N Tool

CRKT Eat'N Tool

It's another multi-spork! CRKT's Eat'N Tool adds a bottle opener, screwdriver, 3 hex wrench holes, and a carabiner clip to its spoon-fork combo. The tool is made of 3CR13 steel, but weighs just 1.6 ounces for some sturdy Eat'N that won't weigh your pack, or your hand, down.

$7 ➠ Amazon

Humangear GoBites Uno

Humangear GoBites Uno

A very modern and, pardon my word choice, very fat spork. Humangear says their GoBites Uno is built with "smarter ends" that laugh all the way to MoMA with their tines long enough to swirl spaghetti and spoon deep and curvy enough to scrape container walls. A U-shaped head orientation gives the Uno an ergonomic touch.

$4 ➠ Amazon

True Utility SporKnife

True Utility SporKnife

Fold it and lock it and no one will ever know you're toting around the tools to chow down at a moment's notice with the SporKnife. This fork and spoon (obviously) let a knife join their party, plus throw in a bottle opener to help wash down whatever grub you've come across while traveling.

$9.30 ➠ Amazon

Wildo Spork

Wildo Spork

Well I'm just outa school / Like I'm real real cool / Gotta dance like a fool / Got the message that I gotta be A Wildo-ne / Ooh yeah I'm a Wildo-ne. Not much else to say here. Fork, spoon, and a very loose semblance of a knife with the serrated edge. All 3 of the Wildo spork's utensils are melded together at the same end. Overall length is 6-1/2" and you'll have your choice of 8 different Wildo colors.

$3 to $7 ➠ Amazon

Masami Takahashi Ramen Fork + Spoon

Masami Takahashi Ramen Fork + Spoon

Masami Takahashi originally created his funny-looking spork - but, on second thought, why don't more sporks look like this? Seems so much more functional - for customers of the Sugakiya ramen noodle restaurant chain in Japan. Reusable and easy to use, they were intended to help eliminate chopstick waste. Now they can help you eliminate the energy waste of putting your fork down to switch to a spoon, and vice versa.

$33 ➠ Amazon

ECOstainless Spork Single

ECOstainless Spork Single

It's a spork squirt! What a cute little portmanteautensil ECOlunchbox has made "for ages 5 to 105." The ECOstainless Spork Single is just 3-1/4" long, so you can buy a few and stash them all over your home, office, car, and pants pockets.

$5.50 ➠ ECOlunchboxes
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