Yamazaki Byzantine Gold Accent Cutlery

Yamazaki Byzantine Gold Accent Cutlery

Continueing with our reviews of Yamazaki cutlery this month and next up is the Yamazaki Byzantine Gold Accent Cutlery.

This is a 5 piece place setting that includes a Dinner Knife, Dinner Fork, Salad/Dessert Fork, Soup/Cereal Spoon and Teaspoon. The flatware is made of dishwasher 18/8 Stainless Steel but I’d worry about how the gold accents hold up to high citric cleaners.

The texture on the handles have an amazing look and that gold flair really sets it off.

Yamazaki Byzantine Gold Accent 5-piece Place Setting from Amazon

Yamazaki Swivel Cutlery

Yamazaki Swivel Cutlery

We are reviewing Yamazaki cutlery this month and next up is the curiously named “Swivel”.

This interesting flatware design is so named due to a sculpted, forged handle with an elegant 90 degree twist. This is a single 5 piece setting consisting of dinner knife, dinner fork, salad fork, soup spoon and teaspoon. It is made of dishwasher safe 18/8 stainless steel.

Yamazaki Swivel 5-Piece Place Setting from Amazon

Yamazaki Cache Gold Accent Cutlery

Yamazaki Cache Gold Accent Cutlery

Yamazaki’s Cache Gold Accent is very pretty! We’ve reviewed Yamazaki cutlery in the past and are going to revisit some of their new flatware in the next few posts.

This new flatware design with the gold accents is very decadent indeed. It is made of high carbon electroplated 18/8 stainless steel with touches of 24-karat gold on the handles. It is corrosion-resistant and dishwasher-safe with a full lifetime warranty against defects.

This 5-piece Cache place setting includes a 6-3/4-inch salad fork, a 7-1/2-inch dinner fork, a 9-1/4-inch knife, a 7-1/4-inch soup spoon, and a 6-1/2-inch teaspoon.

Yamazaki Cache Gold Accent 5-piece Place Setting from Amazon

When is a spoon not just a spoon?

When is a spoon not just a spoon?

We’ve written about this before but it is worth revisiting.

Many young British girls (usually 15 or 16) are being sent to South Asia to arranged marriages, against their will. It is sometimes under pretense of  going on holiday with family and they have no way of escaping their escorts and getting help. Sometimes the airport is their last chance in Britain to get help.

So Karma Nirvana charity came up with the genius idea of a spoon in their underwear.  ‘If they don’t know exactly when it may happen or if it’s going to happen, we advise them to put a spoon in their underwear,’ said Natasha Rattu, Karma Nirvana’s operations manager.

When the spoon sets off an alarm, ‘they will be taken to a safe space where they have that one last opportunity to disclose they’re being forced to marry,’ Rattu told AFP.

But here’s an important update from an informed user on Reddit:


The spoon in your trousers trick is possible but it has to be a LARGE spoon. A dessert spoon can be missed by a metal detector as they are not perfect.

Walk SLOWLY through the metal detector, this will also alert the officer at the detector that something might be wrong. Try to communicate with the officer; mouthing, whisper, act dumb or like it’s your first time so they come close to you to assist you, eyecontact HARD. You can only walk one at a time if you can walk by yourself.

For the metal detector to notice, put something large or very solid metal in your pants for a situation like this. Household objects for this can include: one or several LARGE spoons (can’t stress LARGE enough), wrenches, one or several mobile phones, medals (several), batteries (several) or other electronic devices like remote controls etc.

Overkill is the keyword but this is for when your at the airport and should be viewed as a desperate last resort. Show your surroundings that this is happening, friends, teachers, leave notes, forums on the internet, signal from windows and so on.

I hope this will help someone. It only takes one person to notice and react. If you know someone this might be happening to, SPEAK UP. Better to have reacted to nothing than not reacting when it’s actually happening.

You can help out at http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/