A new piece of flatware was invented by Stanislau Halkouski from Homiel, Belarus, who “crossbred” a fork with an ice hockey stick.
A stainless steel prototype has already been manufactured in a professional school in Homiel.
It has three teeth, sharp bottom edge and a handle bar. Due to handle bar position, the pressure on the blade is very high and it easily cuts food.
The new device is called Chicken Paw. However, it resembles a small ice hockey stick. The inventor says it may become a brand piece of cutlery for 2014 Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk.
However, Chicken Paw is planned to be produced as a plastic disposable two-in-one flatware.
“Sometimes we have to eat when we stand. And holding a plate in one hand it’s not easy to cut off a piece with a knife.” But Chicken Paw which is a knife and a fork all in one is going to fix the problem.
Metal Chicken Paws with championship logo may become a good souvenir from Belarus, the inventor supposes.