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Perfectly usable but not the quality I'd expected.
on 2 August 2012
I'm guessing NATO has lost a good portion of it's budget if this is truly a standard issue set.
Don't get me wrong, everything you get here will do its job and take up very little room in your kit bag. That's what it was designed for and what more did you want of it anyway?!
Well I had hoped for better quality material & finish.
The holder is laser cut and the edges aren't deburred to a standard I might have expected from a food utensil, leaving them a little rough to the touch & arguably a bit sharp in the corners.
Thankfully the actual eating utensils themselves do not suffer this problem and are smooth along every surface.
The fit isn't particularly clever either and gives the impression that the utensils have each been taken from a different set and mixed & matched together. Indeed this may be the case.
Sadly, from a background in engineering & manufacturing I know all too well that these quality & design issues are a result of mega-mass production and the money-saving implementations that govern it.
End of the day, this is simple kit for a simple purpose. It'll do what it's supposed to and that's enough for the price. If you want high quality, however then better to pay more.
I'm pleased with this purchase but I could've been pleasedER!