The Single Knork
is a simple, single utensil that functions as a knife and fork together as one. Its innovative shape has a balanced handle that provides stability and comfort. This design enables the user to more easily cut food by using a rocking motion on the gently curved outside tines.
The Knork knife and fork combination utensil is also recognized as a daily living aid for people with limited hand mobility -- from temporary injuries such as sprains to permanent conditions such as severe arthritis. A Knork can be invaluable to individuals with no use of one hand due to conditions such as hemi-paralysis and amputations. The Knork® has been implemented in rehabilitation centers and hospitals around the country. Individuals who would otherwise require that their food be cut for them -- or else greatly limit their meal choices -- can gain greater independence and freedom by using this remarkable eating tool. The Knork is symmetric and can be used by both left-handers and right-handers.The Head:
The Knork's outer tines are curved and beveled, creating rounded cutting edges that are not serrated or even sharp to the touch. This utensil is as safe to the mouth as a standard fork. The curved shape enables the head to be rocked back and forth in a motion that is very much like that of a rocking chair. It is the combination of the beveled edge and the rocking motion that gives the Knork® its amazing cutting ability.The Finger Platform:
The Knork® has an enlarged finger platform located between the handle and head. When trying to cut foods using a regular fork, the finger can develop a painful "indentation" from pressing down on the side of the narrow handle or tines. When using the Knork®, the finger rests on the smooth, comfortable platform. It also reduces the effort needed to rock the head back and forth, creating the cutting motion. As a result, the Knork® can cut through tougher foods such as pizza.Contoured Handle:
An enlarged, rounded end gives the Knork® enhanced leverage, balance and stability. It is designed to be equally easy to use with either the right or left hand.
Single Knork Specifications:
- Material: 100% forged 18/10 stainless steel.
- Care: Dishwasher safe.
- Select: Single Knork Matte Finish or Single Knork Gloss Finish.