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The Hobo Knife from Duluth Trading Co. is an all-purpose working, camping and tramping knife with a blade, fork and bottle opener.

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Hobo Knife
 
4.5

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Sharp blade (32)
  • Compact (31)
  • Comfortable grip (24)
  • Versatile (24)

Cons

  • Difficult to clean (3)

Best Uses

  • Day trip (20)
  • Backcountry camping (17)
  • Road trips (17)
  • Camping (14)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (24), Avid adventurer (6), Military/law enforcement (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)

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5.0

I can finally eat my fried okra

By PinkElephantInTheRoom

from Sand Springs, OK

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Sharp Blade

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Hobo Knife:

      I like to eat fried chicken alot for lunch and occasionally get fried okra for my side. A spork is about useless for this cause. I've been looking for a combo like this for several years. I couldn't believe it when it showed up in the catalog.

      I've been using it for a couple months now and am pleased. Surprisingly the knife holds its edge; I use a pocket knife sharpener I bought from Duluth to keep it sharp.

      Like another reviewer - I struggled to figure out how to separate the tool. Figured it out by accident while cleaning the blade with a napkin. Is it so hard to include some instructions these days? That's my only disappointment with Duluth regarding this product.

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      5.0

      Love it. A real novelty.

      By Hankster

      from Minneapolis

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Grip
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Weight
      • Sharp Blade
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • Road Trips

        Comments about Hobo Knife:

        Everyone I show loves it.

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        • No

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great but hard to separate

        By Dennis the camper

        from Central Texas

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Grip
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Sharp Blade

        Cons

        • Hard To Separate
        • No instructions

        Best Uses

        • Perfect For Grab Go Bag

        Comments about Hobo Knife:

        W,hen I got this item, I knew it was supposed to come apart into two halves (knife and fork)... but I couldn't get them apart. So I struggeled and finally called you guys. Nobody there could explain how to get them apart. After a frusstrating 20 minuttes, I fiddled around and inally got them apart. Sigh. I hung up with no hellp from Duluth Trading co.
        Suggested verbal instructions: "Hold knife vertially with smaller end up Face blades to left. Hold back half (knife) firmly and slide front half (fork) down about 1/8 inch or so. Now wiggle them and pull them apart. TaDa! Reverse procedure to reassemble." Please include a line drawing to two showing how it is supposed to work.
        I bought two hobo knives (one for me and one for a gift) and fhe first one I tried to separate was really stuck. When I finally got it to separate, it was easy. Sigh.

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        5.0

        Hobo knife

        By The milk man

        from Houston Texas

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Grip
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Weight
        • Sharp Blade
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hobo Knife:

            Showed the hobo knife to a coworker while eating lunch.
            A couple hours later he told me he had gone on line and ordered the bone handle version.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            GETS THE JOB DONE!

            By Paladin

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Professional/Guide

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Grip
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Weight
            • Sharp Blade

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Day Trips
              • Road Trips

              Comments about Hobo Knife:

              Smaller than I expected. Anyone with bear paws would have trouble. Overall it is the right size as a carry along. Comes with a high quality leather sheath for your belt. Crafted from high-quality metal and wood. Beats plastic utensils hands down for eating a porterhouse.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Good Knife and Fork Set

              By Strider

              from West Virginia

              About Me Environmentalist

              Pros

              • Comfortable Grip
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Weight
              • Sharp Blade
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Difficult To Clean
              • Fork Needs Improvement

              Best Uses

              • Backcountry Camping
              • Campgrounds
              • Day Trips
              • River Trips
              • Road Trips
              • Survival

              Comments about Hobo Knife:

              I love the concept of this fork and knife set. Great size, weight, and easy to use. Great that the fork and knife come apart for independent use. And I love the inclusion of a bottle opener on the fork.

              However, I have found the fork nearly useless when eating a multitude of different foods. The tines are a bit thick for stabbing food, and the general design could use some work. I usually end up bringing an additional utensil to replace the fork.

              Overall, a well made product with good ideas behind it.

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              5.0

              Great product

              By Old man

              from Ohio

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Grip
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Sharp Blade
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backcountry Camping
                • Day Trips
                • Out Of Country Trips

                Comments about Hobo Knife:

                When traveling in USA or Europe there are many times we wanted a knife and fork. I got one for my wife and myself. Recently visited Hawaii and got fresh papya. Used knofe to peel and slice and fork to eat. Worked perfect. Have packed them when going to Europe and was glad to have them.

                We have been so happy with them that I bought one for my son and brother-in-law to take with them when they go to frontier reenactments. They use them constantly.

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                5.0

                Do you need one?

                By Old man

                from Ohio

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Sharp Blade
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Put In Suitcase
                  • Road Trips

                  Comments about Hobo Knife:

                  Just put it in suitcase when wife and I traveling. If we get food from deli to take back to motel we have utensils to eat with. Recently went to Hawaii and the knife was used to peel papaya and the fork to eat it.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Just as advertised

                  By Weekend Warrior Will

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Grip
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Bends
                  • Difficult To Clean

                  Best Uses

                  • Backcountry Camping
                  • Campgrounds
                  • River Trips
                  • Survival

                  Comments about Hobo Knife:

                  Decent product for the price. Will be interested to see how it holds up over time. Still useful and comes in handy when camping or hiking and want something to use to eat a quick meal with.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Hobo Knife review: defective product!

                  By The Teacher-

                  from Austin, Texas

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Hobo Knife:

                        The kniffe is held together with internal tongs. These did not hold at all! The knife blade side of the product separated from the fork side as soon as either the blade or fork opened. It cannot be used as advertised. I do not recommend anyone purchase the product. I will attempt to return for a refund.

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