Reviewers Paid: $2.49
There are numerous knife, fork, and spoon sets, combos, and all-in-one utensils out on the market, which can overwhelm a consumer when trying to decide which is best for them. Let me help take one of these choices off the table (pun intended).
The Texsport knife, fork, and spoon set was a major disappointment. The fork and spoon were fine but the knife came bent and its' serrated blade was not sharp and is more useful as a butter knife then something to cut food with. The only plus side of the knife is that it has a bottle opener and that without it the spoon and fork will come undone and separate from one another.
- Decent spoon and fork
- Butter knife has a bottle opener
- Connect to one another
- Has yet to rust
- Knife doesn't cut anything
- Knife came bent
- Flimsy carrying case
TEXSPORT CAMPING UTENSILS
The Texsport Knife, Fork, and Spoon set was my first time purchasing a camp utensil set. Over the years I have gone from using compact folding knife, fork, and spoon system (think Swiss Army knife) to this Textsport set and now I am using a titanium spork.
Sadly, it takes bad purchases at times to be informed enough to make a good one and get the product that best fit your needs. This is what happened to me.
Right out of the packaging the knife was bent. It was not damaged in shipping nor was it used previously. It was bent by holding the spoon and fork in place. The metal is thin and bends easily, and the serrated knife blade is a joke. Not only would it not cut my steak, but it further bent from trying to.
The spoon and fork of this set actually are fine. While the fork tines are not pointy sharp they worked fine and did their job. The spoon is wide enough to use for soup, and all three pieces connect to one another and are held into place by the knife's pressure against the top of the spoon, which is what caused the knife to bend in the first place.
To make this set appear more appealing, Texsport included this very cheaply made vinyl pouch. The plastic snap comes apart in my bag and the vinyl tore the very first camping trip I used it.
When making a review one must include all factors and portions of the product to make a fair assessment. The spoon and fork are decent and none of the utensils have ever rusted. The knife portion of this set has a functional bottle opener and would be fine if using freeze dried foods or to put peanut butter on a slice of bread, but is not useful to cut food. For someone like myself that primarily brings fresh or frozen meat on my adventures this utensil set was a great disappointment. Last is the carrying case which is like putting a ribbon on a toilet... crap is crap...
- length: 6.25 inches
- Width: 0.70 inches
- Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Note to readers: I need to replace my digital scale's batteries and used the info of product weight from the web. This items feels like it could weigh slightly more then what weight was quoted and I will be double checking this info.
I am an avid cook and camper and have owned a lot of camping utensils. Of all of them this product is my least favorite. Although lighter than my knife, fork, spoon Swiss Army style set, it was made of much thinner material and the knife just couldn't cut anything I used it on. Even the fork portion of my pocket knife style utensils had a sharp point, unlike this Texsport product.
Since this purchase I have moved up the price chain and bought a titanium spork, which is not only lighter than this, but stronger material and has yet to bend.
I have learned that it is better to spend more money on a product then repurchasing the same type of product again and again until you find one of good quality. With all the money I have spent on junky products that I have repurchased/replaced for better made ones, I could have bought a new truck by now.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $2.49