I decided to try this spork in an effort to reduce my pack weight for backpacking. Having used it several times now, I am sold. The TOAKS spork functions very well and feels like you're eating with a normal utensil, not a specialty utensil that's awkward. It is also quite strong and weighs almost nothing. The tines work well for picking up food in fork mode, though retention on any spork isn't quite as good as a real fork. I have no problems stabbing myself with the tines while eating, as you can do on some sporks. I prefer this to plastic sporks (Light My Fire, etc), because barring some heroic effort, you're not going to break this one. The length is also good and the metal is very well finished. I also enjoy the simplicity of packing only one eating utensil on any trip.
I recently got a chance to compare this spork to the Snow Peak titanium spork. Overall, both are good utensils. The spoon is slightly larger on the Snow Peak, and the tines are a little longer and more prominent. Advantage, Snow Peak. But, the Toaks spork has a larger handle that is textured, which improves grip and feels better in the hand. Advantage, Toaks. (See the photo I uploaded). Both seem very strong, so it really comes down to personal choice. After having used both, I still prefer the Toaks spork. It comes pretty close to spork perfection. Five stars, recommended.
4.0 out of 5 starsVargo, Toaks, Light My Fire, Snow Peak
23 October 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Color: SLV-01Verified Purchase
Good for scoopable meals. The spoon is light and durable. The spoon part holds a little less than a regular spoon because of the tines. The fork park stabs less well than a fork because of the spoon. But if you want to carry just one thing, it will do. It is 6-3/4ths inches long, so it's long like real silverware. The spoon head is 1-1/2 inches wide and 2 inches long. The handle is straight. If you need short and stubby, look to other stuff.
Attatched in a pick of my bunch of titanium forks. From left to right is Vargo, Toaks, Light My Fire, and two Snow Peaks.
Overall the ones with the main shape (true Sporks) are basically interchangable. The difference is in the handle shapes. The Snow Peak has the biggest scoop area, but only by slightly. I don't believe that it would have any functional difference. The feel of the thicker handles is a little better, but again, it's only a minor difference. So it's basically a 4-way tie just about with those. They are all long, light, and feel similar to regular silverware.
The Light My Fire two-sided spoon and fork combo is different. It has a true spoon and a true fork on each end, and a minimally serrated edge. That gives you more spoon area and more fork area which is quite useful. But, you sacrifice useable reach as you have to grasp it differently, and it has a different feel than typical silverware due to the shape.
Overall, pick what you like, they are all good and comparable.
What an awesome eating utensil! All in one, you will not need another.
The TOAKS Titanium Spork is not only the most comfortable, great at handling your food, good looking, but also one of the lesser priced titanium sporks on the market. Within one use on the trail it has replace all my other utensils (like that crappy short eat n tool where the food gets all over your dirty hands). The other ones with the fork at the butt is annoying as well to be jabbed in the hand while you are eating!
The depth of the spoon is perfect for shoveling plenty of food in your eat hole after a long day. The handle has some grip to it.. and the fork can pick up food no problem! I got mine pretty hot one day when holding a container over the gas, now it has some rainbow color to the end adding character! (see pic, along side my favorite knife)
This is where it's at, buy. You will not be disappointed! I have never said this on anything else, but this should get 6 STARS!
EDIT: I went to grab a fork but then saw this sitting in my drawer, long story short I ate my thanksgiving meal with it!!
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4.0 out of 5 starsGreat Quality. Smooth Bowl. No Lid Lifter Slot.
12 August 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Color: SLV-01Verified Purchase
Pros: - The polished bowl is much more pleasant than the standard titanium textured surface. Feels like normal metal cutlery. - It's pretty stiff so I'm not worried about bending it while preparing food. I'd put it on par with a typical kitchen spoon. - The handle is wide enough to get a good grip. - The tines are sharp enough to stab mac & cheese shells or raw bacon. - It's finished nicely. No rough edges.
Cons: - It's a little short for my current application. I have to use fingertips to hold it while preparing food in a TOAKS Titanium 1600ml Pot with Pan. It's a trade off: It feels just like a normal spoon, but that means it's a little short for preparing food. - It doesn't have the built-in "bottle opener" or "lid lifter" like the Titanium Spork with Bottle Opener or the Sickle Titanium Spork and Built-In Bottle Opener.
While I have yet to take this thing to KFC to enjoy some mashed potatoes, i have used it in real life camping situations and it certainly is a great spork. The only reason I give this thing 4 stars is because mine came with sharp edges in the spork tips which had to be rubbed down a bit. It still is fairly sharp but i dont see how i could injur myself simce it is deep in the V and unless you are jaming your toung between this area, you should be fine. A quick fix is to take some sand paper to it but i leave it in hopes that it will help penetrate some string beans or whatever needs poking. Nonetheless, i am very happy and while this thing is more of a luxury because i could have grabbed one from my drawer, this item still serves a multi function and that is being a spork!