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Yes, you can hold that beer and eat at the same time. Whether you've only got one hand to spare, or you've found yourself knife-less with a plate of steak and gigantic potato wedges, one-handed eating just got so much easier with the recently debuted Knork.

Yes, you can hold that beer and eat at the same time. Whether you've only got one hand to spare, or you've found yourself knife-less with a plate of steak and gigantic potato wedges, one-handed eating just got so much easier with the recently debuted Knork.

It's clear we love a good food-related mash-up (case in point: the now-trademarked Cronut, or even something as unlikely as Turducken), but the Knork, pronounced "nork," is much more about smart functionality than of-the-moment gimmickry. Basically, it's a stainless steel fork that's been modified ever so subtly to have to the ability cut up foods like flatbreads and pizza, raw vegetables and even tender cuts of meat. Unlike a knife, there's no blade, though — who really wants to stick an actual blade in their mouth? — just a beveled edge that's safe to touch, but slices with serious efficacy when you use it in a typical cutting fashion. Unlike other attempts at utensil hybrids, there's nothing goofy-looking about the Knork's attractive aesthetics. Designed to be used at the table anytime, knife or no, this particular flatware should appeal to just about anyone who, well, eats with a fork. 

After spending some time with a first-time parent of a six-month-old recently, this writer can attest to importance of being able to eat with one hand. And with summertime and a slew of outdoor dining occasions on the way, even more reasons abound for one-handed functionality. The brand, which used the original Knork to expand into an entire collection, also recently launched a plastic version specifically with al fresco dining in mind. 

Looks and brains: The original Knork, available in matte and glossy stainless steel, is designed for ambidextrous gripping and looks just like any other fork—maybe better.

A cut above: At your next picnic or barbecue, impress guests with Knork’s new plastic version.

Not-so-basic black: In July, the brand is launching a new matte black collection.

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