A Splayd is a single eating utensil combining the functions of spoon, fork, and knife. It was invented by William McArthur in the 1940s in Sydney, Australia. The word Splayd is a brand name made by the portmanteau of the words 'spoon' and 'blade'.

In addition to an overall spoon shape with four fork tines, it has two hard, flat edges on either side, suitable for cutting through soft food.

The UK Licensee for manufacturing and distribution of "Splayd's" was held by Viners of Sheffield during the 1970s. At that time they were one of the biggest cutlery manufactures in Great Britain. [The Sheffield Knife Book, by G. Tweedale, ISBN 1-874718-11-3]

See also

* Spife
* Spork
* Grapefruit spoon
* Runcible Spoon


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