How Could You Not Tell Me That Knorks Exist??

For 28 years, I've been dutifully grinding my fork through steaks and other delicacies, both too stubborn and lazy to pick up the knife. Now, I learn of an existing invention. It's been around for years. It's called a knork.

The etymologists among you, tracing the knork's "kn" back to its Old English root "cnif" (c.450-c.1100)—or more likely, the Old Norse "knifr"—are way ahead of this explanation, but a knork is a combination of a knife and a fork—a tool with all the lofty goals of a spork but, according to the few accounts I've read, far more utility. As one Amazon reviewer puts it:

If someone you know has difficulty using a fork in one hand & a knife in the other, this is a great solution. The knork cuts extremely well, because the side is angled well to be a suitable cutting edge.

Have no fear-place this easily [slides] in your mouth without cutting your tongue or anything else.

Yes, the handle is heavier, but that is probably because the knork is designed with a good application of physics. The unique shape of the edge plus the weight of the handle allows one to cut through any thickness if you have a good strong eating hand.

Use the knork properly-place it on the object (like a thick steak) & rock back & forth. Patience is advised-but then it is recommended to eat more slowly- it's healthy!

Enjoy your steak in a restaurant -you are no longer restricted to soft mushy foods. Be independent-no one has to cut your steak in public anymore!

Knorks run about $20 for a pack of four. Your friends and grandparents will appreciate them equally. [Knork and Amazon via Design Fetish via Gearfuse]