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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

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I got an e-mail from Bob del Grosso this morning, asking me if I'd ever seen a kitchen implement like this. Our friend Tyrone is a cook on a hospital ship and found it in the galley. I have never seen anything like it.

It has a double set of fork-like tines and the u-shaped doohicky on the bottom. That doohicky did remind me of an antique carving fork I have. It is pictured below. It has a pivoting piece between the handle and the tines that serves as a rest or stand - I wonder the u thing does the same?

Any ideas?

12 comments:

redman said...

I'm starting to think this thing is not a kitchen tool- just can't figure out what it would be. Maybe a meat tenderizer? I've never seen anything like it

tyronebcookin said...

The only help i can give Scotty, is that the handle is a faux wood grain look, and on the 'neck'of the chrome it has in real small letters 'REGD 911032 Made in England' of which no 'google' turned up a thing! Thanks for trying to help with the mystery!

Scotty said...

Tyrone, have you tried setting it down on a flat surface on the"c" "u", as I did with the fork?

In any case I sent an e-mail to Jack of the food blog redactedrecipes.com. He's from England. I am also sending it to a friend in Australia. Australians are only English with prawns, barbies and criminal records!

The bigger the posse . . .

Scotty said...

I know it was my idea originally, but the newest photo Tyrone sent make it look like it should sit that way.

redman said...

I think a carving fork is plausible. It depends on whether it actually works to dig into meat as you're carving it.

Tyrone,
can you roast up a joint of meat and see if it works like that ? hehehe

Scotty said...

A carving fork for a Pushmi-Pullyu?

Bob del Grosso said...

The thing is totally stupid and useless, otherwise we'd all know what it was for.

Nice analogy Scotty, I think you are on to something.

I'm betting the Old Foodie nails it.

mike said...

I'm Betting it is a pastry tool. Crimping dough edges with tines or scraping the edge of a pie dish with the cresent . Mike A.

JokeyJoe said...

I have come accross one of these and Googled to find out what it is. I can confirm, it's a double sided fork / skewer for serving steak...Hope this helps!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Valiant-Sheffield-Stainless-%2F-Wood-Steak-Serving-Set_W0QQitemZ350304055227QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxq20100112?IMSfp=TL100112239001r38372

Anonymous said...

So does anyone know what these steak skewers are worth?

Scotty Harris said...

I have no idea.

Anonymous said...

I've got exactly the same one in a second-hand shop in Geneva last week and have also no idea what it is. Did you find a clue since 2013???





Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Life's too short to eat bad food -
Me