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
What the qualities you should look for in cutlery? What are the 3 most important things to look for in flatware?
There is a great article on Popsugar.com that addresses exactly this question and answers it.
BTW – Those forks and spoons with the cool curved handles are called Forge de Laguiole.
Read all about it at Popsugar.com
I dedicate this post to my wife who seems to suffer from this problem. Well actually I suffer from the problem and she’s the cause. When you put knives in the dishwasher, according Richard Herring, “Knives go down, for fork’s sake”. At the Metro UK Richard has a great article about the protagonist in his “novel” that dies by tripping over in the kitchen and landing on a large kitchen knife that is in the cutlery section of the dishwasher, sticking point upwards. (It’s not true but still scary). Cutlery can kill it seems. Fatal flatware if you will.
Before reading that, you might want to check out our earlier post on avoiding rust on cutlery in your dishwasher.
Read more: The Metro.co.uk
When I was in school as a child and the substitute teacher come in pushing a TV cart we knew it was going to be a pretty easy day. So let’s start this week with a interesting video from Hindicraft who produce handcrafted cutlery. This video shows the skill and how quickly they can make flatware. Watch for how fast the butter knife comes together.