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Wrought Iron Fork
The forks used by the Spanish at Los Adaes were very similar to the forks we use today, and could have been used to put food directly in the mouth. This fork is 18 cm (7 inches) long, which is about the size of a modern fork. The British fork of the 1700s was different and had two very sharp tines to hold food while it was being cut. The British used a rounded knife to put food into their mouths instead of the fork.
Photo credit: Don Sepulvado
Source: Williamson Museum, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana