Monday, June 17, 2013

Finnish Army Fork-Spoon - SA lusikkahaarukka

SA lusikkahaarukka

A foldable aluminium utensil, this type of kit is still used today in the Finnish armed forces.

Originally invented along pakki (mess kit) in Imperial Germany in late 19th or early 20th century it came to Finland alongJägers in 1918. The copy of original model of the lusikkahaarukka is manufactured by Hackman and is one of the oldest items still in use by the Finnish army.The lusikkahaarukka are very hard wearing, indeed current conscripts are commonly issued with lusikkahaarukka manufactured during World War II.

The lusikkahaarukka is a cousin to the spork and is famous for its use in the Finnish Army. Unlike the spork, a lusikkahaarukka is just a spoon and fork that fold together.

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