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Silver Golf Paper Knife

This Sterling Silver Golf Paper Knife is hallmarked in London England and made by JA Campbell in Brentwood England. It is part of the JA Campbell Golf Gift collection.

This paper knife is certain to impress your friends and colleagues. Used for opening envelopes, letters and mail the blade does not have sharpened edges neither does it have a sharp point, reducing the risk of accidents.

For those interested in how we make this item a brief explanation follows:

Basically the product is made from 2 components which when silver soldered together form one complete unit.

The first component is made employing the ancient lost wax method. The second is a strip of silver sheet which will form the blade.

Lost wax casting explained:

Firstly a master pattern is made and a rubber mould of this is produced. Molten wax is injected into the mould and once it has cooled and solidified it is removed from the mould. The now wax replicas are perched on a wax stem looking rather like a tree. This is then invested in plaster of Paris. Once the plaster has set it is heated in a furnace until red hot to burn off all traces of the wax residues. When it has cooled to around 400C molten silver is poured into the void where the wax previously was.

The now cast silver tree is then plunged into cold water which makes the plaster disintegrate to allow the cast tree to free itself. The castings are then cut free from the tree, fettled and dressed to give a smooth surface.

The next operation is to cut the blade shape from a piece of silver sheet and using silver solder attach it to the silver golf base. The joining area is then dressed and fettled to make the join invisible.

Now a visit to the London Assay Office to get the item tested and hallmarked. This is performed by the Goldsmiths Company in London. Firstly a tiny amount of silver is scraped off each component area, these are then tested and provided the result is better than 925 parts silver out of 1000 the hallmarks are punched into the surface.

This punching process obviously results in slight dents at the back of the punching area; these dents will be dressed down upon return to the silversmith’s studio.

When the item comes back from hallmarking the job is to check it and then pass on to the polishing shop where using four grades of polishing compound the silver is transformed to its high polish finish for which silver is renowned. Lastly the item is immersed in an ultrasonic cleaning bath where all the polishing residues are dissolved and shaken free. It is then rinsed, dried and packed into the luxury gift boxes for warehousing or dispatch.

Why not treat yourself to something nice or buy it as a gift for a friend, relative or colleague.

We can engrave this with a message of your choice, logo or crest. In the unlikely event of accidental damage we also provide a full repair service.

We take a great deal of pride in our work and nothing leaves our workshop until we are completely satisfied. We have the in-house motto of “made up to a standard rather than down to a price”

Enjoy now and pass on to a future generation.

 

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JA Campbell products are made up to a standard and not down to a price.

Engraving

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 handle

Recommended maximum characters: 50

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.

Compose your personal engraving message after adding this product to your basket.

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