Silver Cheese Knife
This silver-handled cheese knife has the traditional curved blade and can be used with the Silver & Crystal Cheese Stand to perfectly serve your cheese selection.
It has a functional stainless steel blade which is made in Sheffield for quality and reliability. The type of material used to make the blade is important with stainless steel being the best choice. This is because stainless steel makes it easier for the cheese to slide off the blade without getting stuck. This type of attention to detail will make all the difference to your friends and family.
It is mounted on a solid hallmarked sterling silver rod handle. The handle has a double line motif which is the signature design theme of the JA Campbell, contemporary, Appetite collection.
This cheese knife would make an ideal sterling silver gift or sterling silver wedding present. If the occasion is a golden wedding, then the handle can be gold-plated or even made from gold. As the sterling silver handle of the knife can be engraved, it is also very suitable for a corporate or incentive gift. A sterling silver engraved cheese knife could be something that is passed from generation to generation. At the end of a meal or before the dessert if you prefer to follow the French tradition, a selection of fine cheese displayed on a silver and crystal cheese stand and perfectly sliced with this silver cheese knife will be a talking point amongst your friends and family.
For those interested in how this knife is made, it is basically from 2 main components. The steel blade is supplied by a Sheffield cutler and the silver handle made from 7/16" diameter silver rod supplied by Cookson Precious Metals. The silver rod begins by a combination of 93.5% pure silver and 6.5% pure copper. In a continuous casting machine the 2 metals are melted, mixed and passed through the exit die to produce silver bar. This is then cut into manageable lengths and drawn down through reducing dies (which polish the surface) to the finished diameter. It is then cut into one metre lengths and dispatched to JA Campbell.
When it arrives in the workshop, it is again cut but this time to its required finished length. A pair of signature double decorative lines are turned on the lathe into the surface and a hole drilled to accept the tang of the steel blade. It is at this stage that the handle (usually along with other items) are taken to the London Assay Office to be scraped and tested. Once a positive result has been received from the laboratory confirming that the article has been made with metal at least 92.5% pure silver, the hallmarks are punched into the surface. This hallmarking process is one of the world's oldest and most secure forms of consumer protection and was started in the 1400s.
On return from hallmarking, the handle end is pre-loaded with silver solder, the steel blade inserted and the now one unit heated until the solder melts and joins the 2 components together. The soldering is done with a natural gas oxygen torch, the gas being passed through a gas fluxing unit which prevents the copper in the alloy from oxidizing and producing the notorious surface purple fire stain. When cooled, the knife is then pickled in dilute sulphuric acid to remove flux residues and iron oxide.
The next process is polishing and not only does this transform a dull scratchy item into a highly polished one but it is also a final quality check on the making process. Four different grades of compound are used in this process. Lastly the knife is ultrasonically cleaned, dried and packed into its specific luxury presentation box.
You can be assured that all JA Campbell products are made up to a standard not down to a price.
You can be assured that all
JA Campbell products are made up to a standard and not down to a price.
Engraving is a wonderful opportunity to personalize a gift. The addition of a minimum of initials, a name, a name and date, plus the occasion will cover most situations. More can be added, if required, such as a personal message.
Suggested position:Along silver handle
Recommended maximum characters: 80
For more information regarding our engraving services, which include hand, glass, heraldic and logo engraving, please click here, or telephone Colin or John Campbell on 01277 217829 to discuss.
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