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 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
Weight: 23.0 grams
MSR Titanium Spoon and Stove Tool
Weight: 22.0 grams
Filzer Titanium Utensil Trio
Snow Peak Titanium Silverware Set
Snow Peak Titanium Spork
Weight: 15.0 grams
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
Also in Blue
Vargo Titanium Spork
Comes in Ti, Lavender, yellow and blue (also Stainless)
Vargo ChopstiX Travel Chopsticks
Brunton MY-Ti Titanium
Brunton My-Ti Spork
Weight: 0.6 oz
Weight: 2.4 oz (68g)
Evernew Titanium Spoon and Fork Set
REI Ti Ware
Spork also available
Primus Titanium fork & spoon
Montbell Titanium Spoon / Fork Set
Weight: 1.6 ounces / 45 grams (including stuff sac)
A knife maker by the name of Alan Folts at
some nice titanium chopsticks for a hefty price.
The S. Kotera Int'l Ltd also sells titanium chopsticks.
The Shanghai Ragie Outdoors Co., Ltd. sells titanium chopsticks that look just like the Snow Peak collapsible ones.
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 isn't as light as titanium, but is very durable and a heck of a lot cheaper.
GSI Glacier Stainless Cutlery Set
Weight: 120.0 grams
Coghlan's Chow Kit
Weight: 65.0 grams
Coghlan makes several stainless sets
Montbell Portable Chopsticks
Weight: 1oz. w/stuff sack, 0.9oz. w/o stuff sack
Snow Peak Carry-on Chopsticks are another option
Weight: 1.0 oz/28 g
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
Weight: 45.0 grams
GSI sells lexan flatware in Emerald Green, Eggshell and Glacier Ice blue.
REI 4-Piece Lexan Utensil Set
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