Thursday, June 21, 2012

Speaking of Scouts...

So, the other day I was placing an order through Amazon, and I came up a couple bucks short to make their magic "free shipping" threshold. I debated the merits of adding something on just to get free shipping, when I came across this on my wish list. Sold!

Just wait until I unveil this beaut at the next Scout event:


Don't anyone tell him, but TheBoy is getting one of his own at the next appropriate gift-giving occassion...

That is all.

9 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

I still think that hole in the middle should be that of a 1911 bushing-wrench...

Armed Texan said...

Two words: Amazon Prime

My wife and I have more than made up for the yearly subscription costs each year we've used it.

jetfxr69 said...

You need the folding titanium spork!!

Dave H said...

Why does everything come with a carabiner? You could make a hula skirt out of all the gadgets that come with carabiners these days.

Grayson said...

Jay,
I've owned one of those for the past 4 months, and tested it by using it around the home.
Couple of things to pass on:

1) The spoon is a decent size, but not really long enough to reach the bottom of a can of peaches - not without getting your hand sticky, anyways.
If the people at CRKT would only narrow it at the top (where the screwdriver tips are), and add a simple folding handle, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a case of them.

2) The tines of the 'fork' part are not long enough to properly stab a piece of ham or chunk of potato effectively. The tines are also quite dull; I'm going to try to get a machinist buddy to cut between the tines to make them longer, then I can sharpen them myself.

3)I'm in total agreement with DirtCrashr - If CRKT starts making these with a hole that can handle the barrel bushing on an M-1911, they will probably increase their sales quite a bit.

4) I'm not sure about the hexagonally shaped holes; I'm told they are for adjusting the fittings on some of the high-end camping stoves; don't have a clue as to WHICH ones.

All told though, the price is right (under 8 loons in my neck of the woods), and it is a downright NIFTY bit of gear.

Cheers!

GuardDuck said...

Gave those out as groomsmans gifts at my wedding. Big hit.

agg79 said...

I gave one to my tree hugging, backpacking bother in Seattle. I've road tested it but I think Grayson pretty much covers its shortcomings.

God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

We like ours a lot...

http://godgalsgunsgrub.blogspot.com/2012/05/crkt-eatn-tool.html

Dann in Ohio

GBBL said...

Hey I have one of these!

It is fun to use.