Victorian Mustache Spoon: Your Nose Neighbor's Best Friend

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With the trends of today's disaffected youth being what they are, mustaches have gained an unfortunate affiliation with hipsterdom and its ironic ramifications. This gloriously dignified mustache spoon, however, is a reminder that there was actually a time when your mustache was a symbol of honor and of your manhood.

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With the level of prestige attributed to the Victorian man's lady-tickler, he had to protect his beloved nose neighbor at all costs. This is where this holy of facial hair holies comes in. This incredible piece of craftsmanship had a perfectly placed, mustache-shaped cutout to protect a man's pride and joy from all sorts of offending soups, stews, and otherwise 'stache-staining dishes. The spoons are apparently difficult to find now, but if you do come across one, please, keep it from ironic eyes. They'll just turn it into a 'stache spork. [Neatorama]

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I thought that etiquette demands that the spoon, like the fork, was to be used in the left hand. As a modern south paw, I would find it difficult to find a suitable piece of left handed mustache cutlery.