A spife (also known as a knoon) is a tool where the blade of a knife is used as the handle of the spoon, often used for cutting kiwi fruit. Its name is a portmanteau of the words "spoon" and "knife". More commonly today, a spife is sold with a handle guard that covers the blade of the handle to prevent injury while using the utensil as a spoon. Spifes have been featured on many Food Network television shows shown being used to cut a wider variety of fruit than just the original use for cutting kiwi fruit.
An early spife appears in the 1942 children's book The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner.
Other spifes put a small, dull blade along the edge of the spoon.
- "It's a spoon. It's a knife. It's a Spife!" Zespriwiki.com Retrieved 13 December 2010
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