Sekki cutlery by Nendo – “Prehistoric Flatware”

sekki-cutlery-by-nendoSometimes on this blog we showcase the difficult to obtain or just downright impossible to get your hands on. This falls under difficult but worth it if you can.

A design studio in Japan has created a cutlery set inspired by prehistoric flint artifacts. The Sekki set was created by Nendo in collaboration with the metalwork firm Kobayashi Kogyo. To quote Nendo:

“We designed a three-piece dessert cutlery set to show off the firm’s strengths. The silhouette of the spoon, fork and knife are warped and crooked, to recall prehistoric flint implements.”

“The pieces’ thickness and weight recalls stone, too, and we flattened the pieces’ backs to further make the connection with cutlery carved from lumps of stone, pressing the metal sheets seven times, rather than the usual one. We sandblasted the concave areas of the surface for a matte finish and polished the rest to a mirror-like smoothness and shine, so that the pieces feel carved out of the metal. And each piece of cutlery itself resembles a primitive tool, carved from a lump of rock.”

Rather specific to make it dessert flatware for the Flintstones. But the design is wonderful.

Read more at Nendo


Wallace Continental Hammered Flatware

Wallace Continental Hammered 78-Piece Flatware SetOK, Mondays around here we tend to make a silly blog post or a joke. To be honest the jokes about “hammered” that I’m thinking of just aren’t that funny. So let’s just look at this nice set of cutlery…

This dishwasher safe premium stainless steel set from Wallace has a nice “hammered” look, which is to say the pebbled finish on the handles. It is a full 78-piece flatware set with service for 12 which includes a salad fork, dinner fork, dinner knife, dinner spoon and teaspoon. As well as 12 extra teaspoons, but wait there’s more! Also included is 1 each of a tablespoon, pierced tablespoon, cold meat fork, butter serving knife, sugar spoon and pie server!

Wallace Continental Hammered 78-Piece Flatware Set


Roman “Swiss Army Knife” – Everyday Carry Cutlery

Roman Swiss Army KnifeThis piece of “Everyday Carry Cutlery” could be considered the first “Swiss Army Knife”. Dating from A.D. 201 to A.D. 300 or so, this 3″ x 6″ knife includes a spoon, knife, toothpick, fork, spike and spatula. It is possible Roman soldiers would carry into the battlefield and to the dinner table, no one is certain of who used them.

The one in the image is a little old and rusted. Checkout the link below to see some others that are in better shape.

@ The Fitz Museum