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The History and Origins of Sheffield Silver Silver has always been associated with wealth, class and beauty. It’s a metal which is much prized to collectors and designers of artefacts and jewellery alike due to the look, finish and ease of malleability. One area where silver has been ubiquitously linked is to cutlery and this is through the invention and development of a technique known as Sheffield Silver. Also known as Sheffield Plate, it’s a production technique with a...
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The History and Origins of Sheffield Silver Silver has always been associated with wealth, class and beauty. It’s a metal which is much prized to collectors and designers of artefacts and jewellery alike due to the look, finish and ease of malleability. One area where silver has been ubiquitously linked is to cutlery and this is through the invention and development of a technique known as Sheffield Silver. Also known as Sheffield Plate, it’s a production technique with a...
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The Origins and History of Cutlery Etiquette The history of cutlery etiquette Sitting at the table for dinner with a knife and fork may seem as the most natural action in the world unless you’re planning a night in front of the TV with a takeaway pizza, but it was only a few hundred years ago that aristocrats were the only class using cutlery instead of their hands. Before the use of cutlery as we know it Spoons are the oldest of cutlery items with the first made from ivory,...
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How To Match Cutlery With Your Lifestyle Knives, forks and spoons are there for a utilitarian purpose; to hold, cut and lift our food so we can eat. Most of the time we take no notice of the design of cutlery but there are occasions when fantastic design and high quality pieces catch our eye as we look forward to our meal. Everyone has different tastes and this is reflected in the way we decorate our homes. Some rejuvenate rooms or update accessories on a regular basis to stay with the...
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Be the sharpest knife in the box with this guide to what to look for when buying kitchenware Lay a row of kitchen knives alongside each other and try to guess which is the highest quality. To the untrained eye this could be very difficult at first glance as all have blades made from metal with a handle. Pick them up and any obvious differences in weight or the general feel can help you to begin to decide. It’s only when you start to use the knives for cutting, paring and chopping that...
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