deals4-piece 18/0 knork (knife+fork=knork) set - gloss…


Um...I don't get it.
It looks like a fork with rounded sides. How is that any better than a regular fork?
If it's a fork with a very sharp edge, I don't want to put that in my mouth for fear of cutting up my tongue or the sides of my lips. If it has a serrated side, well, see above about not wanting to cut up my tongue and mouth but, also, for a serrated knife to work, you have to use a back-and-forth, almost sawing motion. And to do that, you've got to have something else to hold the item you're cutting with. So you'd need yet another fork. If neither of these is correct, where's the knife part come in? Cause I can cut a lot of tender things with the sides of a regular (and less expensive) fork.

Also, a guy who uses a fork to cut and eat his pizza, not terribly impressive to me. If you ordered pizza, go ahead and pick it up with your hands. It's pizza! If we're at a fancy restaurant and that wouldn't be appropriate, why did you order pizza in the first place?


@gt0163c: LoL. Good point.

That said, these have become my favorite casual flatware. It doesn't cut the mouth, but does a good job of cutting, say, fish or well cooked chicken etc. It doesn't have to be pizza. They are also VERY substantial, unlike the cheapo Oneida/Ikea type flatware.

I am loving it, personally. I have the set (which includes knife and knork and spoons etc). They are also incredibly presentable.


I was curious about these and when I was purchasing something on Amazon and needed another item to get the free shipping, I remembered these (they were like $15 or $16 w/free shipping). They're not as good at cutting as I had hoped. Pretty much, anything I can cut with these, I can cut with any other fork. These have a big flat spot where the handle meats the head of the fork, though, and that allows one to more easily apply pressure to make the cuts. The main problem I have with them is that the tines are curved way too much. If you're the kind of person that spears their food with the fork upside down, then these will probably work well for you, but I'm not. I hold a fork the same way I hold a spoon, for the most part, and I spear stuff with the fork head facing up (or let's say, facing my other hand). Because of the way these are curved, my natural way eating has me trying the spear the food with the bottom (flat) part of the fork, which just doesn't work. (continued--)


For being 18-0, these things are pretty sturdy, though, I'll give them that. They're really thick, heavy forks, which for some may not be a good thing. They also come in 18-10, but the price is like double, which is pretty expensive, considering we just bought a gorgeous 54 piece set of Mikasa 18-10 flatware at Costco for $69.99. All in all, I've probably used these about 3 times. I think my wife tried them once. She doesn't like them and oddly, she doesn't like the matte finish. I actually like the matte finish on them (I got the "Duo" model - shiny head, matte handle), but she says she doesn't like the feel of them. Not sure why they curved the head so much, but that's the reason I don't use them, because they're just odd to use (for me). They take up more room in the draw, too, as they're a lot thicker and don't stack as tidy. I guess these are like polarizing forks: you'll love 'em or you'll hate 'em.


So, I just went down for my middle-of-the-night snack and thought I check to see that my statement about them not stacking as tidy was true. Well, guess what, these Knorks don't nest like every other flatware set I've ever seen. What I mean is that you know how normally a fork (or spoon) will fit perfectly on top of another and so on, so that each one lays perfectly ("nests") on top of the other, in order to save space and allow you to stack like 8 or 12 in each slot of your kitchen drawer flatware tray? Well, these ones don't sit perfectly on top of each other. When you put on on top of the other, the tines of each fork will be like 1/4 inch apart from each other, instead of laying right on top of each other. These literally take at least twice the space as a normal fork. I can stack 4 or 5 of my forks in the same space it takes to stack two Knorks. So, yeah, these will not stack as tidy as other forks and if you plan on having 8 or 12 of each, you'll be needing a big drawer!


I love these too. They DO cut a lot better than a regular fork and have more weight. Another big advantage to these are for disabled people (stroke, parkinson and anybody with hand tremors) since you can cut more easily with them (don't need a knife except for tough meats- like a tough steak) and the weight helps reduce the tremor. They are a well thought out, nice thing. And sure they don't stack as nicely at Onieda (I have a nice Onieda set too), but I'll take this over the Onieda fork anytime.