Monday, August 11, 2008

Forged Flatware

Here is an image of a fork making sequence made at the James Robinson shop.



Below is an image of a hand wrought spoon making sequence made by Old Newbury Crafters and sold in a presentation box.


I have compiled this list of craftsmen who still hand forge flatware. This list is by no means complete and I would welcome anyone’s input for further craftsmen and women who make hand wrought flatware.

Old Newbury Crafters
Peter Erickson
Robert Butler
James Robinson
John Cogswell
Allan Adler
Michel Royston
Raychel Wengenroth
William Frederick
Linda Weiss
M. P. Levene Ltd.
Randi Stromsoe




Fred

6 comments:

mplevene said...

Please can you add our website to this page:
http://www.mplevene.co.uk/searchresults.aspx?categoryid=1304

We specialise in handforged silver flatware, and are based in London.
We export our flatware all over the world, especially to the United States.
Many of the dies we use are original Victorian ones, and we have a full range of traditional patterns.

Linda said...

Thank you for listing me on your blog.

I thought you might appreciate to know - that Michel Royston passed away

Dec. 2008


I have relatives from Northern Indiana named ZWEIG
Thanks again, Lilnda

Fred Zweig said...

Linda, Thank you for bringing that to my attention. The silversmithing community also lost Kurt J. Matzdorf that same month. It is always hard to loose such find craftsmen and women. Michel and Kurt will be sorely missed.

My lineage of Zweigs come from Illinois.

Fred

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Name said...

I just discovered your blog and find it very informative and inspiring. Can you explain how you get from the second last step of the fork series to the last fork? How do you construct the fork prongs?

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