Make & Model - TOPS Knives F.O.R.K. IT
Dimensions - 6.5 by 1.5 by 0.5 inches (7.1 inches long in sheath); 2.625-inch blade
Weight - 1.5 ounces (2.6 ounces with sheath)
Material - 1095 steel, Kydex sheath
Colorways - Stone Wash Finish
MSRP - $100 ($115 with serrations)

The F.O.R.K. It, designed by Leo Espinoza, is more of a fixed-blade neck knife configuration, with a multipurpose single piece of steel sheathed in Kydex. One end of the tool features a 2.6-inch blade with a bottle opener and jimping on the spine; the other has a round spork with a deep bowl and short fork tines. When using the knife, just draw it from the sheath and your fingers settle comfortably into the contoured handle while the spork sits in your palm. The bottle opener is accessible even when sheathed through a cut-out in the Kydex. To use the spork without cutting yourself, simply replace the Kydex and use it as the handle. As far as sporks go, this one works pretty well — the bowl is deep, but larger diameter than the KA-BAR, making it less awkward to use. The fork tines are triangular and don't always grip pieces of food that well when you stab them. Its 6.5-inch length makes it easier to wield, but it's still relatively easy to stash as besides the spork end, it's thin and flat. It comes with a chain and a loud survival whistle. It's quite a bit more expensive than the other options, but exhibits fine craftsmanship.

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