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  • Se the carpett {is} about þe bed be forth spred & laid, [Fol. 185.] wyndowes & cuppeborde w {i} t {h} carpett {is} & cosshyns splayd; 928

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Shaped like a square edged shovel with teeth, the splayd has a sharp edge on one side for cutting.

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  • A staple in Australian department stores for over 50 years, the splayd is indeed a combination spoon / knife / fork.

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  • Furst wipe þe table w {i} t {h} a cloth {e} or þ {a} t hit be splayd, þañ lay a cloth {e} oñ þe table/

    Early English Meals and Manners

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  • as seen here

    October 15, 2009

  • Where to start? Just buy a set, I say.

    The name combines "spoon" and "blade" (its genuine cutting ability making it superior to the spork); it has a decent set of tines as well. The Powerhouse Museum's site gives a good run down.

    See also knork and Nelson fork.

    October 19, 2008