Carving fork is a kitchen utensil designed specifically for carving meat. It is used in conjunction with a carving knife, a very sharp knife which cleanly and efficiently cuts through meats such as roasts. Whether carving is done in the kitchen or at the table, a carving fork is still a very necessary tool, since it anchors the meat, making it easier and less messy to cut. Most kitchen supply stores sell carving forks, and they can also be special ordered through companies which specialize in kitchen goods.
Although a carving fork does distantly resemble a table fork, there are a few significant differences. The first is size; a carving fork is much larger than a normal fork, since it is designed to penetrate large roasts with ease. A carving fork also only has two tines, attached to a long handle which keeps the hand of the chef clear of the meat and the carving knife. In some cases, a carving fork and knife may be sold as a set, with coordinating handles.