Yes, Inspired Design works. The Eat’N Tool is a high-tech spoon, fork,
bottle opener, screwdriver/pry tip, and metric wrench with a carry
carabiner. Ya gotta eat, so never be without an Eat’N Tool in the
Here at Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) we’re inspired by great
design. Our I.D. Works products are not tools you will find anywhere
else. We’re motivated by design that is both inspired and functional, as
created 500 years ago by painter, sculptor, architect, and inventor
Leonardo da Vinci, who said “observe everything” in nature. We’ve
partnered with the best and brightest designers of today who share this
vision of putting functional art in your hand. They are organic and
ergonomic shapes, sometimes whimsical, alway useful. These unique tools
make up our growing I.D. Works line. Put them to use, enjoy them, and
always remember what inspires you!
Our Eat’N Tool is the brainchild of New York City designer Liong Mah. At
first glance it looks like the familiar spoon/fork “spork” combination,
but Liong has used his ingenuity and computer-aided design skills to
create a lightweight, high-tech outdoor tool.
Yes, there is an ergonomic spoon, and a short-tined fork. But in
addition, there’s a handy bottle opener on one side. The right side of
the handle is ground to provide an emergency screwdriver blade, which
will also work as a pry for opening cannisters.
The large central hole is not only designed for finger gripping, but
also keeps the Eat’N Tool weight down. Three metric wrench reliefs (10
mm, 8 mm, 6 mm) are useful for emergency repairs, and result in a tool
weight of just 1.5 ounces (43 g).
For easy snap-on carry on D-rings or loops on clothing and packs, there
is a carry carabiner (non-weight-bearing).
About the Designer
Liong Mah is a designer working in New York City. He says, "As a kid my
uncle would give me pocket knives and I would see what I could change to
improve the design. My books would have knife drawings in them instead
of school work. About ten years ago I started reading books on how to
build folders.This helped me understand the anatomy of a folding knife.
I learned how to use AutoCAD and that has really helped me to create my
designs. I like to blend old styles with modern materials, to create a
knife with that is safe, functional and beautiful. I prefer blade and
handle materials that are low maintenance, because I know that most
people do not want to have to oil and wipe down their blade each time
they use it. Doing collaborations has helped me bring out my ideas. I
have been very lucky to work with some of the best makers in the
industry, including Allen Elishewitz, John W. Smith, Howard Viele,
Edward Baca, Phil Boguszewski, Jeremy Marsh, Brad Southard and Keith
Edick." He is designer of the CRKT Eat'N Tool.
9100C: Bead Blast
Steel: 3Cr13, 51-53 HRC
Tine Length: .075” (2 mm)
Total Length: 4.0” (102 mm)
Tool Weight: 1.5 oz. (43 g)
Made in China