What Is A Fruit Knife?

Fun With A Fruit Knife
Fun With A Fruit Knife

A fruit knife is a long slender folding knife that is used to sample or carve fruit or vegetables. It is often used by produce workers to cut a deep square plug in a cantaloupe or watermelon to inspect the innards. It’s a quick neat way to make an important test.

The average fruit & vegetable lover can use this tool to make interesting carvings like these.

95-1712E Fruit Knife
95-1712E Fruit Knife

 

Fun With A Fruit Knife

Fruit Carving Masterpieces
Fruit Carving Masterpieces

 

Carving with a fruit knife has become an art. It may have started in Thailand. If you have been on a cruise ship, you surely have seen some buffets decorated with carved fruit. It is time consuming, and requires great skill and patience. Here are some fine examples of the handiwork of the best fruit and vegetable carvers…..

Carved Apple
Carved Apple
Apple With Carved Hearts
Apple With Carved Hearts
Carved Orange Rind
Carved Owls
Carved Owls
Carved Apple Butterfly
Carved Apple Butterfly
Carved Fruit Buddies
Carved Fruit Buddies
Carved Fishes
Carved Fishes
Carved Watermelon Fishes
Carved Watermelon Fishes
Decorative Apple Skin
Carved Watermelon Display
Carved Watermelon Display

 

Click here for more on the history of fruit carving.

 

Strange Things You Can Do With A Fruit Knife During the Holidays

carved-apple-face
Carved-Apple-Face

Here are some eye-popping crafts you can do with a fruit knife for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and all the other holidays this winter. Which one do you like the best?

 

Carved Owls
Carved Owls
Carved Fruit Buddies
Carved Fruit Buddies
Carved Orange
Carved Orange
Carved Apple
Carved Apple
Apple With Carved Hearts
Apple With Carved Hearts

Tasty Fruit Knife Tricks

Carved Fruit Buddies
Carved Fruit Buddies

A fruit knife can do more than sample fruit and vegetables. It can do more than carry your company logo to all your customers. Here are some fun samples of tricks that people have done with fruit knives. This makes fruit knives great promotional items. They are useful, long-lasting, and appreciated. What other type of advertising can be described like that?

Carved Watermelon Fishes
Carved Watermelon Fishes

 

 

Carved Apple Butterfly
Carved Apple Butterfly
Carved Owls
Carved Owls
Carved Fishes
Carved Fishes
Apple With Carved Hearts
Apple With Carved Hearts
Carved Orange
Carved Orange
Carved Fruit
Carved Fruit

 

3 Tricks You Can Do With a Fruit Knife

Carved Apple Brothers
Carved Apple Brothers

How many ideas can you come up with, using a folding fruit knife and some edible sculpture objects? Folding pocket fruit knives can go with you to any party and help you brighten things up. Apples, watermelons, other melons, and pumpkins aren’t the only objects of your artwork. Try mangos, oranges, and pineapples, too.

Carved Watermelon Display
Carved Watermelon Display

Of course, there is the usual use of a fruit knife….using it to extract a test plug from a melon to test the color and taste of the fruit without having to destroy the whole thing. This is what they do at the fruit warehouses, and in the fields. This picture shows a tester that went a little too far and carved out several “test” plugs. But that’s ok. Someone will volunteer to eat the mistake.

Watermelon Testing Plug
Watermelon Testing Plug

Stainless steel fruit and vegetable knives come with plastic handles or stainless steel handles. Some have serrated blades for use on tougher fruits.

 

95-113E 5 3/4 Stainless Fruit/ Vegetable Knife 95-113ss

 

The 10 Most Engravable Knives in 2016

Dave Navoyosky & Vince Deissroth
Dave Navoyosky & Vince Deissroth

Businesses, big and small, had their logos laser engraved on pocket knives in 2016. This was a great way to spread good will and to advertise their company to all the customers and prospects. What were the 10 most engravable knives this year? Here is our list, according to popularity and attractiveness.

MK1 Metal Buck Knives laser engraved on the steel handle with your company logo Starline Metal Buck Knife MK1

mk92open-camo-orange Starline Blaze Camo Knife MK92

284CM.jpg Buck® Nano Bantam Camo 284cmo

Buck® Bantam BBW Orange Camo Lockback 284CM9 Buck® Bantam BBW Orange Camo Lockback 284CM9

Case Smooth Natural Bone Mini Trapper 91440 Case Smooth Natural Bone Mini Trapper 91440

Dakota special forces pocket knife Dako “Special Forces” Pocket Knife 7144

7902 Stonewash Pocket Knife 7902

95-113e.jpg 5 3/4″ Stainless Fruit/ Vegetable Knife 95-113e

95-110WHS Fruit/ Vegetable Knife with Ivory Plastic Handle 95-110whs

95-1832L Kutmaster Compact Rescue Knife 95-1832L