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iconnumber posted 07-14-2005 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carlaz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I have come across this style fork by two different manufacturers and I am hoping that someone could shed some light on what they could possibly be used for? The fork is (in the image shown) 7 inches long. The tines are a whopping 2 1/2 inches in length alone. In the Frank Smith pattern (not imaged) the same style fork is 8 1/4 inches long, with extra long tines similar to the Whiting piece imaged. Are they just weird looking cold meat forks (both manufacturers made entirely different styles of cold meat forks- via literature).

Are they cake forks?

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iconnumber posted 07-14-2005 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scotia     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi there,

I believe they are cake forks, You would slice a piece off using the wide knife like tine and then use it like a fork.

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iconnumber posted 07-14-2005 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have seen many pie forks with the "cutting tine", but they've usually been smaller (around 6"), with shorter tines. Seems cold meat fork would be right, especially the even longer Smith piece.

Cheryl ;o)

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iconnumber posted 07-14-2005 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am sure the Frank Smith fork is a cold meat fork. 7" seems a little short for a cold meat fork, so maybe the Whiting fork is a chipped beef fork.

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iconnumber posted 07-14-2005 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are sometimes called pastry forks, but I have been told that they were part of a set that included a knife and were used to serve pickles (chutneys).

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