Gear Review: The Ka-Bar Utensil

When looking for gear, the best options tend to be multi-purpose. It’s easy to see why the Ka-Bar Tactical Spork would seem like a great choice for utensils. A fork, spoon, and knife all in one. However, it falls short of our standards.

The Specs

  • Made from polymer plastic
  • Weighs 0.1 lbs
  • “Heavily” serrated life
  • Spork length is 6.875″ overall
  • Knife length is 2.5″

The Pros

The ability to have a spoon, fork, and knife in one tool makes the Ka-Bar Utensil a contender in the cutlery world of camping and backpacking.

True to as advertised, it is a very light-weight utensil. A great option for when the ounces add up.

The Cons

The biggest problem with the Ka-Bar Utensil is that it wasn’t designed well.

The spoon is way too small to be usable by an adult.

The fork doesn’t pick up anything because it’s too short and blunt.

The knife cuts like a plastic butter knife.

The plastic is cheap.


If you’re looking for a utensil that you can carry around but never use, the Ka-Bar Tactical Spork is for you.

If you want something with functionality, stick with the titanium sporks. They are light-weight, strong, and you won’t starve to death while trying to eat a meal.

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