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Wooden Forks

Wooden Forks What is a fork ? It is a tool consisting of a handle with several narrow tines (usually two, three or four) on one end. It is used as a piece of cutlery or kitchenware.

Wooden forks add an idyllic charm to dinnerware. They are great to have as a kitchen accessory since they are beautiful and highly utilitarian.Wooden forks have prongs which vary in number, depending on their functionality. Wooden forks are strong , durable , user friendly as well as look attractive and beautiful. They are great items taht can be used in special occasion and buffet system. They are comfortable and have curved handles. They are safe for non stick cookware also.

Types The most common types of wooden forks are:
  • Dinner forks have three or four prongs/tines, and long handles. They are used for the main course of dinner.
  • Salad forks are usually smaller than dinner forks. They have three prongs, and are used for eating salads.
  • Salad-serving forks have three or four prongs. Sometimes they have curved sides to facilitate serving leafy salads. They are broad, with long handles.
Some other varieties are:
  • Beef fork
  • Carving fork
  • Chip fork
  • Crab fork
  • Dessert fork (or Pudding fork )
  • Dinner fork
  • Pickle fork
  • Fish fork
  • Toasting fork
  • Cheese fork etc.

Woods used The wood used for making wooden forks is :
  • Cedar
  • Birch
  • Pine
  • Fir
  • Redwood
Designs Wooden ForksWooden forks are available in plain designs as well as vintage styles. Their handles are engraved with metal or ivory. Handcrafted wooden forks are also painted with traditional motifs, and make excellent tableware. They add charm to dinnerware. Depending on their functionality wooden forks have tines which vary in number accordingly. They are beautiful and highly useful kitchen accessory . They are approximately 5'' long. They are carved so artistically and beautifully that they can win heart of anyone with their beauty and charm.

Textures and finish
Wooden forks have a smooth texture, accompanied by non-toxic finishes. The most commonly used finishes are:
  • Vegetable oil
  • Abrasion-resistant
  • Food-safe mineral oil
  • Semi-gloss sheen which is durable
  • Oil finishes such as lacquer, linseed oil finish etc.
Manufacturing areas In India, wooden forks are mainly manufactured in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.

Export market
Wooden forks are exported all over the world including U.S, Europe, and Middle East countries.

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