A Crab fork (similar, and sometimes synonymous with a shrimp fork) is a very small fork for extracting flesh from a crab or lobster. Crab forks may be special-purpose food utensils decorated or constructed specifically for crabs and lobsters, or may simply be very small forks sold or used for the purpose.
One sure sign that the crab is ready is when it starts to float and when the color of the shell has turned from a light to dark gray tint to a bright red color. The utensils that you will need for your crab dinner is a crab cracker and a crab fork. Crab crackers are table implements that look and function just like nutcrackers and are used to crack open crab legs and claws. The tasty meat morsel is then extracted by using a long and thin crab fork. The dimension of a crab fork is usually expressed in terms of its length measured either in inches or centimeters.
A crab fork is a special-purpose eating utensil usually made of stainless steel with a long thin handle that may either be plain or may feature elaborate designs. The tip of the fork usually has three tiny prongs that can scrape loose and spear delicious morsels of crabmeat from tight and inaccessible crevices of the crab such as claws and legs and other parts in the crab cavity.
The dimension of a crab fork expressed in length generally ranges from 7 to 7.75 inches, which is sufficiently long enough to be of use even if you feast on large sized crab species such as the King Crab. This specialized utensil is not only useful in eating crabs, but is also helpful in scooping out tasty morsels of meat of other seafood such as lobsters and shellfish.