A fork with five prongs?
This novelty was celebrated as a sensational innovation in professional circles. Carl Pott wanted to widen the fork’s curve in a practical manner. This makes it easier to scoop up sauce and vegetables, with peas not falling off so quickly. Food thus stays on the fork more reliably. And for this reason the number of prongs had to be increased, so that they didn’t become unnecessarily and unattractively wider or get large, impractical gaps between them. A fine horizontal crack on the end of the handle forms a special feature on the clear, structured cutlery shape: the icing on the cake - the small, narrow horizontal like at the end of the handle, which doesn’t impact on the smooth, clear, geometric shape.
The Model 33 is one of Carl Potts' very large successes, a constant fast-seller and popular favourite that has received numerous awards. It has been incorporated into all applied arts museums in Germany.