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The Flatware-Making Process

Why should you purchase handmade sterling silver spoons and forks? Quite simply, because they are the best there is anywhere, and you will enjoy using them every day.

Really handmade flatware is hammered out of bars of sterling silver by craftsmen who compact it to make it much denser than machine-stamped sterling. This results in harder silver and, being harder and tougher than machine-made sterling, handmade sterling silver spoons and forks can and should be used every day and washed in a dishwasher. Whereas handcrafted, hand-forged, and machine-made sterling will end up looking like pewter or steel if cleaned this way, handmade sterling will retain its luster and the look of silver.

Hardness and toughness also will ensure that patterns will remain sharp and pronounced as you use them every day. Machine-stamped silver patterns tend to wear down over years of use, especially if cleaned in a dishwasher.

Moreover, our extra-heavy handmade spoons and forks have a wonderful feel and balance, making eating more enjoyable. And, they are more beautifully crafted than anything a machine can produce.

You will enjoy using them daily and your guests will be impressed, too.

In addition, most of our patterns can be altered to suit your particular taste and individuality. For instance, all three prong forks are also made with four prongs. All knives are offered with a choice of blades. All plain pattern spoons and forks can be lengthened or shortened to fit your needs. All patterns can have their handles turned up or down, as you prefer. And there is no limit to the number and variety of serving pieces we can supply.

Are you a designer? Do you want to create your own design? Or have you seen a pattern you would like us to make? Virtually any plain pattern can be handmade by our expert silversmiths. Only truly handmade silver can be offered with these options.

If you buy good food and spend the time to cook it well, why not eat it with equally good flatware? With a history of about 500 years behind them, our silversmiths have established a justified reputation for quality. This is the silver that impresses the whole world. The proof is on the tables of our customers.forging-samples-spoon