What is this Cutlery Contraption?

cutlery questionOK, time for a quiz for all you experts out there. Let’s pretend we are on one of those TV shows like Pawn Stars, or even better, Antiques Roadshow. What is this thing? What is it used for? How is it used? And what does it have to do with a fork, knife or spoon?

Come back next week for the answer!

UPDATE: It’s a chopstick and spoon rest like this one from Amazon:

Chinese Zodiac Signs Stainless Steel Chopsticks Rest


How Cutlery is made!

how cutlery is made

Something a simple as a spoon takes a lot of thought, design and energy. I’m sure the fork and knife take effort as well and there are a lot of knife making videos out there. But what it takes to create flatware has always fascinated me.

So it was pretty interesting to discover a page on a manufacturers website about how their stamped cutlery is made. That company is Eternum and they are:

“Eternum is a Belgian company created in 1924 and specialized in the creation, production and sale of stainless steel cutlery and tableware.”

It’s interesting to read how cutlery has been created for years.

Learn about Cutlery Production at Eternum.com



Happy Holidays from The Cutlery Review

spoon licker

This is Spoon Licker. On December 15th, he sneaks into houses and licks the wooden spoon used to scrape pots. He is a Yule Lad that is part of Icelandic fork lore, I mean folklore.

And he is wishing all of you a Happy Holidays from The Cutlery Review!