I have observed that not everyone uses knifes & forks the same way. Some people like me will only use the knife to cut through food items that can't easily be cut with the side of the fork. I chuckle to my self when I see someone furiously sawing through a string bean that could be easily severed with their fork. Meat loaf and most fish can easily be cut with the fork and eaten. Some folks just use their knife to push food around on their plate Their seems to be cultural differences in how utensils are used as well. What are your thoughts and observation?