We have been cutlery specialists for 90 years. Our range includes forged, stamped and hollow handle cutlery. We offer different stainless steel varieties – 18/10 and 18/0 – to suit different consumers.
Forged Cutlery – Forging is one of the oldest methods of manufacturing knives and cutlery. You may be familiar with images of blacksmiths heating a rod of steel until it is red hot and moldable then forming it into the shape.
Today it is done by modern machinery using incredible amounts of force to perfectly shape and form each piece. This method of manufacturing typically makes very heavy gauged items with soft curves and round edges that aren’t achievable by other manufacturing methods. We use our highest polishing standards for our forged cutlery.
Stamped Cutlery – Stamping is the process of stamping or punching the starting shape from a flat sheet of stainless steel. The steel is not heated for this process. Each piece of cutlery is then formed through multiple steps and finally polished to our high standards. This is the most common manufacturing used for cutlery today.
Hollow Handle – As the name implies, the handle is hollow inside allowing large, comfortable handles that are not too heavy to be practical. This primarily applies to knives. Each item is made from two handle scales and a blade. All are invisibly welded together and polished to perfection.
Cutlery Knives – All of our cutlery knives are specially heat treated to improve their performance. The process hardens the material, so it keeps its cutting edge and reduces the potential of rusting.
18/10 vs 18/0 – These are the two primary types of stainless steel used for cutlery. They indicate the composition of the material. 18/10 is 18% chromium and 10% nickel. 18/0 has the same 18% chromium but without the nickel. Both are very rust resistant however the addition of nickel increases the rust resistance as well as making it brighter in colour and shinier. What sets our 18/0 apart from most other 18/0 cutlery in the market is our polishing quality, which makes it smoother and shinier.
Titanium Coated - Titanium is much harder and more corrosion resistant than stainless steel or electroplatin. The titanium is altered to create different colours like gold or onyx and applied by physical vapor deposition (PVD) where the titanium is vaporised in a vacuum and deposited as a thin layer onto the surface of the cutlery. Although the titanium is much harder than stainless steel, we recommend hand washing to reduce the chance of scratching though the coating and revealing the stainless steel underneath.
Oxidised Cutlery - Oxidation creates a rustic black colour on the surface of stainless steel. It is a chemical reaction of the metal rather than a coating and therefore more durable.