Light My Fire Spork XM
Source: bought it new
It is inexpensive and light but the 'knife' portion on the fork is hard on the mouth.
- nice colors
- knife portion on fork
I thought this was going to be the 'cat's meow' of utensils for backpacking: spoon - fork- knife all in one. The spoon portion works great. When using the fork end, the 'knife' part is very rough on your mouth. Also trying to cut with the knife it does not work well.
All in all, there are many other utensils out there that would work much better.
Price Paid: $9
I originally purchased a pack of 4 sporks of different colors. It was cheaper to buy the 4 pack versus a single spork.
I wanted a lightweight spoon and fork combination (multiple use equipment) that would not scratch metal cookware and would be able to withstand rugged use.
The spork made by Light My Fire met the challenge and has been a good investment. I have several to bring along on car camping trips with my family in mind. I also have one (green) in my pack that I routinely use when solo or minimalist trips.
Each spork weighs at .2 ounce, is 6.5 by 1.5 inches, and made of copolyester material.
As a fork and as a spoon the spork performs perfectly well. It cleaned up easier than the metal utensils I normally used.
The knife portion is totally useless, but that's OK. Who goes hiking without a "real" knife?
I have heard from others that their spork's broke with minimal use. So far they have worked for me.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
CLOSEOUTS . An efficient tool perfect for backpacking and picnicking, Light My Fire's XM spork features a large spoon on one end and a fork with a short knife on the other. Available Colors: RED, GREEN, DARK GREEN, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN METALLIC, NAVY, PINK, WHITE, SILVER, BLUE.
- Sierra Trading Post
Some freeze-dried food pouches are just a little too deep for a traditional sized Spork, so Light My Fire added a slightly larger model (XM) to their assortment. The same features as their original Spork, only slightly longer and wider. And just like the original Spork, the Spork XM is perfect for your backpack, boat, picnic basket, lunchbox, purse or briefcase.
Slightly larger than the original Light My Fire Spork, the Spork XM is specially designed for freeze-dried food pouches. One end is a spoon; the other features a 4-tine fork and knife with sawtooth blade. 8 in. length keeps your hands clean while reaching deep into freeze-dried food pouches. Made of a heat-resistant Tritan(TM) copolyester material, this lightweight dining tool is dishwasher-safe and won't harm nonstick cooking surfaces under normal usage. Ideal for backpacking and picnicking.
Longer than the orignial size Spork for those deep dishes. Dishwasher safe. Teflon-friendly and extremly durable. Length: 8" (20cm).
- Altrec Outdoors