Corin Mellor is the son of the famous David Mellor who some consider the king of cutlery. We certainly do here at The Cutlery Review. Remodelista.com brings us a very insightful interview with Corin about growing up as the son of “Britain’s most serious, modest, and greatest postwar product designer”.
Here’s a great quote in regards to the Pride Flatware shown above: “Although the design has a period 1950s aesthetic, it also has a timeless quality and is particularly delicate and refined both to look at and to eat with.”
And one more longer quote that is amazing about cutlery care: “Cutlery will ultimately become scratched. This is inevitable, no matter how expensive the cutlery; it can’t be avoided. You’ll notice the scratches after a few months use, but as the cutlery ages, it will gradually develop into a nice patina. Our spoons and forks are made from 18/10 stainless steel, material that is virtually indestructible and very rarely causes any problems. Knife blades, however, are made from a different grade of stainless steel with a higher carbon content that enables the blade to be sharpened to a cutting edge. This material is slightly more susceptible to corrosion. We therefore recommend that knives are removed from the dishwasher at the end of the cycle, or even better, washed and dried by hand.”