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Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by Mr. Martines, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. Mr. Martines

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    So, I would like to ask about sporks which are combined on one side like Snow Peak Ti Spork, not like LMF sporks... And is it comfortable to eat soup with that because of those "fork holes" or is it comfortable to use it as fork? That's my question... Thanks for reading. How do you like sporks. Do you use them?
     
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  2. Mr. Martines

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    thePlumbah sorry, can you please move this into Other Every Day Carry Items please? Thanks. Now, I have noticed that it is in Devices, not Items....
     
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    I am not thePlumbah, but I do have a trick or two up my sleeve.
     
  4. Mr. Martines

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    I would have a nervous breakdown halfway through my bowl of soup with a spork. I'd tip it up and start slurping.
     
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  6. Mr. Martines

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    :D or use Ti straw (it must be Ti - we need COOL factor...)
     
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    I use that kind of spork, not sure if it is snow peak or a knockoff, and the fork bits are short enough to not cause problems with soup/cereal and rounded enough at the tips to be comfortable. on the down side, they are a bit too short, wide, and blunt to be much help as a fork.
     
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    Used several times both, SnowPeak and LMF Ti.
    I prefer from far the last one.
    Bigger spoon, no crap fork holes.
    Nick
     
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    I don't often drink soup, so I can't help you there.

    1. The LMF spork has an awesome "spoon" and I quite often use it exclusively for that.
    2. The Snowpeak standard Spork does a fair job of either fork or spoon duty, but not really great at either. The "bowl" part is fairly deep, if memory serves - I don't have one with me at the moment.
    3. The Vargo ti spork is surprisingly robust - so much so, I keep one at the office and routinely use it for eating. The bowl portion is broader and shallower than the Snowpeak, above.

    The Vargo bowl sits at an angle from the handle. The Snowpeak is fairly linear.
    The Vargo handle is wider and thinner than the Snowpeak, but still much more solid than the cheaper Toaks spoon.

    A spork is a nice multi-purpose tool; just enough of a spoon or a fork to get the job done, but not so great that it would fully replace either instrument. Next to the Vargo spork, I have a Good-Will fork I bought for a quarter - I use it for ramen and salad, both "prong-intensive" foods.
     
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    As a camper, I have a thing for sporks and use them a lot. Here are my favorites at the moment, depending upon whether I know I'm going to use one (camping), or just-in-case (EDC).

    (Long handles are required if you eat out of freeze-dried packages, backpacking for example)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Toaks titanium, use it daily. Best spork I have ever used.
     
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    Own both the Snowpeak and LMF titanium sporks. I used to enjoy using the Snowpeak, but it really is a compromise that is especially poor at being a fork. I now use my LMF spork more often.

    It's also more comfortable and cleaner eating off the semi-polished surface of the LMF spork. The Snowpeak has a beadblasted like texture that doesn't feel as smooth against your tongue.
     
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    I have a Snow Peak and a LMF, both in titanium, and a few LMF in plastic. If you want to use it for cooking, not just for eating, don’t use plastic.
    The LMF is better at being a fork or a spoon, but the handle is a bit uncomfortable for me. The Snow Peak is more comfortable, but as already mentioned the fork part is a bit short and blunt. I used it today for eating pommes frites in the train, and they fell off a few times. ;) But it fits better in my EDC bag than the LMF.
     
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    There are a few more companies making ti sparks, but I don’t have any of them. And then there are sets of ti cutlery (separate fork, spoon and table knife), for example from Esbit, most of them with polished ti as “mouth part” and bead blasted handle.
     
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    Dude! You're awesome!
     
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    Park tools, with chicken tikka
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    I carry a snowpeak spork You can eat soup with it and it is better than plastic spork on the fork part but not great . My cook set for wondering about has a toaks folding spork and fork in it
    Roy
     
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    Snowpeak spork/spatula combo! $15 at REI. The head comes off the silicone spatula, & the handle makes an extension for the spork. Best option on the market! Unless you add one of the color ano'd sporks (for texture). Then, you've got a hi-vis, smooth on the tongue, reach the bottom of any freeze-dried bag, set of perfection!
     
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    I use a TAD V.2 spork (discontinued but available (for a price) on eBay) and the fork is a bit bad but the spoon however thin works well. Ti and it folds. [​IMG]
     
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    optimus ti spork. i like the handle. but seems very generic. lots of different brands have exact same spork with their name stamped on it.
     
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