Columbia River Eat'N Tool

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Specs

Weight 1.5 oz
Open Overall Length 4 inches

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For what it is, the Eat'N Tool gets the job done well,…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $7.99

Summary

For what it is, the Eat'N Tool gets the job done well, and then some. It's one small piece of metal that functions as a spork, can opener, flat blade screwdriver, and somewhat limited wrench. I usually keep it in my pocket, even when at home.

Pros

  • Versatility
  • Small size

Cons

  • Heavy for its size

Ease of Use:

It's one solid piece of metal that is a decent enough spork. The wrench sockets are a bit iffy, but they're handy to have if they just happen to fit a bolt and you're without proper tools. The only major downfall is the lack of a handle for deeper containers, but grabbing it with a multi-tool is a quick solution.

Features:

The can opener has come in handy plenty of times in daily life and in the field. It's not an item you ever seem to have when you really need it, so I'm glad they thought to add one onto the shape.

Construction & Durability:

I'm not sure about the metal used, but the weight suggests steel. It's 1.5oz, which is heavy for something so small, but that's still a negligible amount of weight. I've had no problems with the metal rounding off or bending. The finish has held up, with just a slight amount of wear on the edges from living in a pocket.

Over the two years I've had it, I've had nothing but good things to say about the Eat'N Tool. It serves a simple purpose as an eating utensil, and the other functions have made it extremely handy to carry around. The small amount of weight it has over titanium utensils is really a non-issue.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Columbia River's Eat'N Tool page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Columbia River Eat'N Tool combines a spork, screwdriver, pry tool, 3 metric wrenches and a bottle opener into 1 compact tool. Easily enjoy a meal or make an emergency fix on the trail!

- REI

The new CRKT Eat'N Tool is the brainchild of New York City designer Liong Mah.

- EMS

CRKT Eat'N Tool - Here at Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) we're inspired by great design. Our I.D. Works products are not tools you will find anywhere else. We're motivated by design that is both inspired and functional, as created 500 years ago by painter, sculptor, architect, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, who said "observe everything" in nature. We've partnered with the best and brightest designers of today who share this vision of putting functional art in your hand. They are organic and ergonomic shapes, sometimes whimsical, alway useful. These unique tools make up our growing I.D. Works line. Put them to use, enjoy them, and always remember what inspires you!. Our new Eat'N Tool is the brainchild of New York City designer Liong Mah. At first glance it looks like the familiar spoon/fork spork combination, but Liong has used his ingenuity and computer-aided design skills to create a lightweight, high-tech outdoor tool. Yes, there is an ergonomic spoon, and a short-tined fork. But in addition, there's a handy bottle opener on one side. The right side of the handle is ground to provide an emergency screwdriver blade, which will also work as a pry for opening cannisters. The large central hole is not only designed for finger gripping, but also keeps the Eat'N Tool weight down. Three metric wrench reliefs (10 mm, 8 mm, 6 mm) are useful for emergency repairs, and result in a tool weight of just 1.5 ounces (43 g). For easy snap-on carry on D-rings or loops on clothing and packs, there is a carry carabiner (non-weight-bearing). The Eat'N Tool is available in a bead-blast finish (9100C), or with a food grade black non-stick coating (9100KC). Steel: 3Cr13, 51-53 HRC, Tine Length: 0.075" (2 mm), Total Length: 4.0" (102 mm), Tool Weight: 1.5 oz. (43 g).

- Massey's Outfitters

The spork evolved, thanks to a collaboration with famed knife designer Liong Mah. In addition to the ergonomic spoon and shorty fork, the CRKT EatN Tool has a bottle opener on one side and an emergency screwdriver blade on the other. Arrayed around the base of the tool are three metric wrench reliefs in 6mm, 8mm, and 10mm sizes. A nonweight-bearing carabiner clips to clothing or a pack for easy access.

- Mountain Gear