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

 

Esbit Lightweight Folding Titanium Utensils

If you are a regular reader you know we are big proponents of Everyday Carry Cutlery. This titanium set of camping flatware from Esbit works for the forest or the office or your picnic.

Because this set of fork, knife and spoon are made of titanium it makes them lightweight, heat resistant, non-corrosive and non-magnetic. But wait there’s more! The titanium surface means no metallic taste when eating with them.

Each utensil folds down to less than 4.2 inches in length and the handle locks into place when extended with  a loop handle that works for hanging from your pack or to dry.

Available from Amazon:

Esbit titanium cutlery folding Fork

Esbit titanium cutlery folding Knife

Esbit titanium cutlery folding Spoon

Towle Living Wave Stainless Steel Flatware Set

Towle Living Wave Stainless Steel Flatware SetTowle have been Silversmiths since 1690 and we are just starting to look at their product line starting with the Living Wave stainless steel cutlery set.

It is a 42 piece flatware set with service for eight. This consists of a dinner fork, salad fork, dinner knife, dinner spoon and teaspoon. But wait there’s more! It also includes a large serving spoon and a large cold meat fork.

The bias cut at the end of the handle is a great dangerous looking  touch.  It is made of a heavy gauge 18/0 stainless steel that is dishwasher safe. But there are some reports of rusting, the key is not to let them touch in the dishwasher. This applies to all stainless steel cutlery.

Towle Living Wave 42-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set, Service for 8 from Amazon

Some Serious Cutlery Tips & Trivia

knife-and-forkIt is not often you come across an article that is chock full of tips and trivia about flatware. It’s always nice to see that someone out there shares your passion for something as simple and yet important as cutlery.

Joe Lutrario at Big Hospitality has written a great piece that is the A to Z about using that fork, spoon or knife.

“Thinking of forking out for a new set of cutlery or updating your selection? Look no further than this handy guide to eating irons.”

Check out “The A-Z of cutlery” at Big Hospitality