Gear | September 6, 2016 9:00 am

Where Has the Tactical Spork Been Our Whole Life?

Behold: A deadly weapon you can eat creamed corn with

The key to any successful camping trip, the Boy Scouts of America and your cousin from Colorado will tell you, is preparation.

Take, say a hypothetical scenario in which you’re eating soup and pasta at the same time when all of a sudden a bear sneaks up on you. How the hell do you prepare for that?

Easy, mon frere: you arm yourself with the Ka-Bar Tactical Spork, an eating utensil that pulls apart to reveal a 2.5-inch serrated knife hidden within its handle.

The spork — which is made in the U.S. from a high-strength technical polymer called Grilamid FWA — has a locking mechanism in its handle to help avoid any accidental blade appearances. And while the 3-in-1 tool is already sold out on Ka-Bar’s site, you can still get it on Amazon for $15.50.

Never losing at Knifey Spoony again? Priceless.