Sporks are the King of the Utensils. Why be content with using multiple utensils with your dinner? Certainly a tool that acts as a spoon and a fork is vastly superior. The CRKT Eat’n Tool even throws in a couple of other tools such as a bottle opener, two screwdrivers, and 3 wrench cutouts.
We here at The Truth About Sporks decided to put both of these tools through a series of tests. The results speak for themselves.
I used each tool to peel and slice an apple. The sharper edge on the TAD did a better job of peeling the skin when the spoon portion was used. However, the large screwdriver on the CRKT peeled translucent pieces, and when you combine a downward press with the back of the tool to split off a large piece, you can then use the screwdriver to slice it into smaller pieces.
These fine tools managed to completely mangle the pineapple. The jagged rips left behind pieces positively seeping with juice. Channeling my inner barbarian, I abandoned my efforts and bit right in like a fruit-eating beast.
If you haven’t been able to tell, this review is a bit of an April Fools Day lark. But the two tools are nice to have. The TAD Titanium Short Spork was a groomsman’s gift I received when standing with my buddy Ian. The CRKT Eat’n Tool came from Dan Zimmerman from his personal collection.
In the interest of bringing you something of value, I tried the tools on two camping staples – Ramen and a Fluffernutter Sandwich.
The deeper bowl and larger tines of the TAD made it a better soup spoon.
The wide back of the CRKT and its shorter reach leads me to prefer the TAD. However, both spread the peanut butter and marshmallow cream efficiently.
Material and Styling:
CRKT: Utilitarian. Powdercoated, stamped aluminum.
TAD: Badass textured titanium. Skulls. Because Skulls.
CRKT: Shorter tines than the TAD, multiple tools and edge options.
TAD: Just a Spork. Longer tines and deeper bowl.
Food Test Winners:
Apple: CRKT Multiple edge options and the screwdriver makes a great slicer.
Pineapple: Draw. Let’s face it. Sporks suck at processing pineapple.
Ramen: TAD. Better spoon and longer tines make this the hand’s down winner.
Fluffernutter: Draw/TAD. Both did a great job. The TAD has a slightly longer reach for deeper jar-extraction.
I know that this is a silly review, but both tools are actually quite nice. I would be happy to have either in my pack. Both are functional and useful, especially when paired with a knife.
Happy April Fools Day everyone from your friends at The Truth About Sporks.