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What was Gemmel’s fork made of?

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At the end of The Eleventh Metal, Gemmel finds a book of theories on an Eleventh Metal, throws it away, then digs through Shezler’s metallurgy equipment. 
 

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Then he carefully and meticulously selected a fork from the fallen tools and other scattered laboratory remains. He smiled and chuckled to himself. “Now that is a fork.” He shoved it into his pocket.

So... I’ve searched the forums and WoB and reddit and no results for anyone ever asking, WHY? Why was this fork noteworthy to a cracked Mistborn? Was it just a fancy fork of an allomantic metal? Aluminum? Malatium?  Or was it hemalurgically charged?

Any theories?

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26 minutes ago, Cadmium said:

At the end of The Eleventh Metal, Gemmel finds a book of theories on an Eleventh Metal, throws it away, then digs through Shezler’s metallurgy equipment. 
 

So... I’ve searched the forums and WoB and reddit and no results for anyone ever asking, WHY? Why was this fork noteworthy to a cracked Mistborn? Was it just a fancy fork of an allomantic metal? Aluminum? Malatium?  Or was it hemalurgically charged?

Any theories?

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Probably not the answer your looking for, but I'm betting he's just insane. Honestly the only way to figure something out might be to just ask Brandon yourself if anything is up.

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Imagine if that's the Lost Metal the 7th book is named for. The fork was secretly made of the only Lerasium outside the Well and those mysterious "other places."

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Other threads discussing the fork, as requested:

 

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I want to have gemmel and lift face off, fork to fork, and try to beat each other. Who would win? Nothing but time can tell. 

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On 2/15/2020 at 10:20 PM, Elsecaller_17.5 said:

Probably not the answer your looking for, but I'm betting he's just insane. Honestly the only way to figure something out might be to just ask Brandon yourself if anything is up.

That was certainly my take

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23 hours ago, Koloss17 said:

I want to have gemmel and lift face off, fork to fork, and try to beat each other. Who would win? Nothing but time can tell. 

Well, unless that fork really is more than it seems, Lift's Shardfork has a distinct advantage...

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35 minutes ago, robardin said:

Well, unless that fork really is more than it seems, Lift's Shardfork has a distinct advantage...

Yeah, but gemmel’s a mistborn, soooooo...

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And thus the thread dissolves into battle between an Edgedancer and a Mistborn...

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On 2/15/2020 at 10:45 PM, Honorless said:

Other threads discussing the fork, as requested:

Hmm. I just read those and they don’t inject anything more interesting into the conversation. 

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8 hours ago, Cadmium said:
On 2/16/2020 at 10:15 AM, Honorless said:

Other threads discussing the fork, as requested:

Hmm. I just read those and they don’t inject anything more interesting into the conversation. 

really? I thought there were quite a few amusing theories, including the possibility of Hemalurgy and a connection with era 2, beyond the boring, but probably the most likely, Gemmel was just cracked.

Also, you don't seem to mind much that many of the responses here on your thread are lighthearted fork battles either?

I know that the first one is empty but these are the only threads on the topic, that I could find. I don't see what I did to offend you here: "they don’t inject anything more interesting into the conversation"

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5 hours ago, Tglassy said:

And thus the thread dissolves into battle between an Edgedancer and a Mistborn...

Edgedancer wins no contest.  Those people are unkillable.

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6 hours ago, Tglassy said:

And thus the thread dissolves into battle between an Edgedancer and a Mistborn...

Forkbattle between Edgedancer and Mistborn. Wouldn't want to be arguing over the wrong thing. I mean a Mistborn obviously wins a spoonbattle, but forkbattles are an entirely different animal.

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On 2/17/2020 at 8:06 PM, Honorless said:

I don't see what I did to offend you here: "they don’t inject anything more interesting into the conversation"

Dang text. You can’t trust anything not written in metal.  I wasn’t upset with you, just disappointed with the lack of anything else being out there!

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Eureka! Well of Ascension, Part one. Vin receives a package from a metallurgist with a sample of Duralumin. The note attached mentions that aluminum is hard to come by, but the writer managed to buy some aluminum flatware from a fleeing noble’s estate. 

There’s at least a tiny bit of confirmation that Gemmel’s fork could’ve been aluminum.  Guess I know what I’ll be asking Brandon next time he stops through!

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11 minutes ago, Cadmium said:

Dang text. You can’t trust anything not written in metal.  I wasn’t upset with you, just disappointed with the lack of anything else being out there!

Oh! Not entirely your fault, I was also pretty salty about stuff elsewhere and immediately made the worst possible assumption

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Just now, Honorless said:

Oh! Not entirely your fault, I was also pretty salty about stuff elsewhere and immediately made the worst possible assumption

Its Ruin’s fault!

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