Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Review - CRKT Eat'N Tool

The CRKT Eat'N Tool comes in a variety of colors.
While not technically a knife, the CRKT Eat'N Tool is technically a multi-tool which is why I thought to review it today.

First, my background with this tool. I have been using the Eat'N Tool for about 5 years now. There have been several times where I wanted to eat something and didn't have a small utensil integrated into my everyday carry (EDC) gear. This led me to search and discover the Eat'N Tool. I have been using it ever since.

While you would carry it mainly for the utensil (Spoon/Fork) function, it also features a Bottle Opener, Screwdriver and 10, 8 & 6mm wrenches.

The Eat'N Tool comes with a small carabiner
and can be easily clipped onto a backpack.
This tool is rather minimalist in nature, and packs function into nearly every millimeter of space. It is targeted to those who was to maximize function into a small and light form factor. This is a great utensil and would even work well for the minimalist backpacker or camper.

The tool is 4.0" in length, 2.3" in width and weighs 1.3 oz. It's small but also heavier than plastic options. You do get the durability of steel, which in my opinion is worth the extra weight. Personally, I always prefer metal utensils due to the fact that cooking in the outdoors often involves using an open flame, where a plastic utensil could scorch or melt.

To use the Eat'N Tool, there is a hole to stick your
index finger through that allows you to grip it easily.
Holding the Eat'N Tool while eating is fairly simple. There is a large hole to put your index finger through. My one criticism about the tool would be that the spoon is a bit shallow, so eating soups is more difficult than using a conventional spoon. I am guessing this was intentional to save on space. A deeper spoon would be thicker and more difficult to carry.

If you're looking for an EDC utensil, I would definitely encourage you to give the Eat'N Tool a try. You may find it's just what you're looking for.