The Wirecutter has always been an amazing website for product reviews and advice. I was a little worried when the NY Times bought them but they continue to be wonderful.
They have an amazing page called “How to Choose Flatware According to the People Who Design and Make It” and boy oh boy does it cover everything. If you are looking to buy cutlery or just want to learn more about the construction this is the site for you.
The article is so full of info it needs a Table of Contents, check it out:
This is our favorite quote: “A single five-piece flatware setting (meaning a salad fork, a dinner fork, a knife, a soup spoon, and a teaspoon) can cost anywhere from a few dollars for stainless steel to well over a thousand dollars for sterling silver.”. Something we see here at The Cutlery Review everyday and try to help you with.
Trying to take a nicely lit photo of cutlery can be amazingly hard. That flatware with it’s shiny chrome surface reflects light in all the ways you don’t want for a good image. It is incredibly hard, we know, we’ve tried.
But here is some help from Dustin Dolby with workphlo. This is a great video tutorial on taking a great photo of that dish running away with the spoon. And he even gets into using Photoshop to add more light and clean it up.
Wow, sometimes we forget that cutlery can be used for more than just eating. Flatware finds a way as they say. Sadly this won’t work with spoons or knifes, just forks.
It works well because when you normally just put the nail/screw in the wall, you’re forever moving the picture frame up and down, scraping the wall, hoping the wire on the picture frame grabs onto the nail. The wire normally likes to bow inwards toward you so getting it onto the nail is next to impossible.
This fork trick is not need for frames that have the metal teeth-type hanger.