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Flatware

 

 

 Why a page on flatware?  It's one place to shed off a few grams, is fun and gives me a place to store links for future use.  Plus, flatware isn't just flatware.  It can be a very personal item and having the right one/set in your pocket can be a really big deal - even if you never share this little secret with anyone.

 

The following is broken down into flatware made of titanium, stainless and lexan.

 


Titanium

 

Titanium flatware is lighter than plastic and as durable (or more so) than steel.  It's only disadvantages are the steep prices and lack of availability is some places.

 

 

MSR Titan Fork and Spoon

MSR Titan Fork and Spoon

Weight: 23.0 grams

 

MSR Titanium Spoon and Stove Tool

MSR Titanium Spoon and Stove Tool

Weight: 22.0 grams

 

 

Filzer Titanium Utensil Trio

Filzer Titanium Utensil Trio

Weight: 60g

 

 

Filzer Orkoon

Filzer Orkoon

Weight: 18g

 

 

 

 

Snow Peak Titanium Silverware Set

Snow Peak Titanium Silverware Set

Weight: 1.8oz

 

Snow Peak Titanium Spork

Snow Peak Titanium Spork

Weight: 15.0 grams

0.5 ounces

 

Snow Peak Titanium Fork and Spoon Set II

 

Snow Peak Titanium Fork and Spoon Set II

[spoon] .7oz / 20g, [fork] .5oz / 14g

This ugly set is actually pretty light and not as expensive as other sets.

 

 

Vargo Titanium Spoon, Fork, Knife Set

Vargo Titanium Spoon, Fork, Knife Set

Also in Blue

 

Vargo Titanium Spork

Vargo Titanium Spork
Comes in Ti, Lavender, yellow and blue (also Stainless)

 

 


Vargo ChopstiX Travel Chopsticks

Vargo ChopstiX Travel Chopsticks

 

 

Brunton MY-Ti Titanium

Brunton MY-Ti Titanium

Weight: 1.7oz

 

Brunton My-Ti Spork

Brunton My-Ti Spork

Weight: 0.6 oz

 

GSI Titanium

GSI Titanium

Weight: 2.4 oz (68g)

 

 

Evernew Titanium Spoon and Fork Set

Evernew Titanium Spoon and Fork Set

0.75 ounces

 

 

REI Ti Ware

REI Ti Ware

Spork also available

 

 

Primus Titanium fork & spoon

Primus Titanium fork & spoon

 

 

Montbell Titanium Spoon / Fork Set

Montbell Titanium Spoon / Fork Set

Weight: 1.6 ounces / 45 grams (including stuff sac)

 

Titanium Chopsticks

A knife maker by the name of Alan Folts at titaniumstix@hotmail.com makes some nice titanium chopsticks for a hefty price.

The S. Kotera Int'l Ltd also sells titanium chopsticks.

 

 

Shanghai Ragie Outdoors Co., Ltd titanium chopsticks

The Shanghai Ragie Outdoors Co., Ltd. sells titanium chopsticks that look just like the Snow Peak collapsible ones.

20g/pair

 

The Titanium Art + Titanium Factory has a nice and complete line of titanium flatware with lots of options.

 

DIYers can easily modify a set of titanium tent pegs/nails (such as the Vargo Ti Nails shown above) into a pair of titanium chopsticks and with a bit of effort can form a spoon, fork or other flatware out of a small sheet of titanium.

 

 


Stainless

 

Stainless isn't as light as titanium, but is very durable and a heck of a lot cheaper.

GSI Glacier Stainless Cutlery Set

GSI Glacier Stainless Cutlery Set

Weight: 120.0 grams

 

 

Coghlan's Chow Kit

Coghlan's Chow Kit

Weight: 65.0 grams

Coghlan makes several stainless sets

 

 

REI Chopsticks

REI Chopsticks

1 ounce

 

 

Montbell Portable Chopsticks

Montbell Portable Chopsticks

Weight: 1oz. w/stuff sack, 0.9oz. w/o stuff sack

 

 

Snow Peak Carry-on Chopsticks

Snow Peak Carry-on Chopsticks are another option

Weight: 1.0 oz/28 g

 

 


Lexan

 

Lexan and other polycarbonate flatware and similar in weight to titanium and much much cheaper.  They are pretty durable, but certainly not un breakable.

 

GSI Tekk Cutlery Set

GSI Tekk Cutlery Set

Weight: 45.0 grams

 

GSI sells lexan flatware in Emerald Green, Eggshell and Glacier Ice blue.

 

 

REI 4-Piece Lexan Utensil Set

REI 4-Piece Lexan Utensil Set

2 ounces

 

 

 


 

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