The Wonderfully Versatile Knork
The wonderfully versatile knork – the perfect eating utensil
Have you heard of knorks? Up until recently I hadn’t but in fact it’s a piece of cutlery that’s existed for over two hundred years! Famous users included Horatio Nelson and the children author Roald Dahl’s father who used preliminary forms of the modern knork.
The modern knork is a stylish and innovative piece of equipment which can really help you if you only have the use of one arm or you have limited dexterity. It combines the cutting capability of a knife with the spearing capabilities of a fork, hence the name knork. The modern knork came into being when its inventor Mike Miller was trying to come up with an easier way of eating pizza!
Now there are a huge range of knorks and whole cutlery sets available. In 2004, Knork Flatware was developed and this range includes a steak/butter knife, one for salad, a tablespoon and a teaspoon. All the range is designed with comfort and safety in mind. The Knork range really does just keep on growing. You can also get one with a contoured foam handle (pictured) which can be even more helpful if you have dexterity problems as it fits snugly into the palm of your hand.
The knork is usable by both left and right handed people and is extremely safe to use without either a sharp or serrated edge. In fact, it is near impossible to cut yourself with a knork. The knork’s “knife-edge” isn’t sharp but can comfortably and safely cut through most foods when used in a rocking motion. It’s not difficult to master and becomes second nature after awhile!
Dining with a Knork
Knorks are great if you just want to use one hand or have poor grip or limited dexterity, they’re fantastic for camping and travel and they’re also wonderfully convenient if you’re going on a family picnic!
The knork is truly an ingenious invention and as the range grows and expands it seems there will soon be a knork for every occasion!
A knork is a knife and a fork when space is limited, it looks like an ordinary fork rather than a special piece of cutlery. The rocking motion when you put the knork on it’s side is the clever part. It ‘cuts’ food without any danger or hurting your mouth when you use it. A genius invention that fits nicely inside a trabasack for ‘al fresco’ dining, take one wherever you go.