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Icon in Animal Crossing.
Icon in City Folk.

Cutlery, also known as knife and fork in Animal Crossing, is an item from the Animal Crossing series present in Animal Crossing and City Folk. It is placed on the banquet table at the Wishing Well/Town Hall, and is picked up simply in the earlier games by pressing B when the player is standing nearby.

Cutlery on table

Knife and Fork on the table.


Animal Crossing[]

Missing cutlery

Villagers will start to notice the disappearance after a while.

During the Harvest Festival, Franklin will hide in a random place in town. The player must take the cutlery from a table at the Wishing Well and give them to Franklin. Franklin will then give the player a piece of the Harvest series.

City Folk[]

Cutlery is given to the player during Harvest Festival by Mayor Tortimer. Franklin will hide in a random area in the town and the player can swap cutlery for rare furniture that they can sell or keep.


  • If you try to sell the knife and fork to Tom Nook, he will not accept it. He will offer to throw it away, however.
  • Franklin hides from the player because he's afraid that the player will end up betraying and eating him. In City Folk, Franklin will hide behind an array of trees, signs, and buildings during the Harvest Festival. In the GCN versions of Animal Crossing, he only hides behind trees, villager houses, and the museum.
  • In City Folk, Franklin will only accept one cutlery set in a single hiding place, so if you wish to give him another the player must move away from the hiding place until Franklin disappears, and search for him again.