April 20, 2023 2 min read

Cutlery is an essential part of any dining experience. Whether you're having a family dinner, hosting a party or dining out, cutlery is something that we all use daily. But have you ever thought about the importance of cutlery in our lives? In this post, we'll explore the history of cutlery, its various types and how to choose the proper cutlery for your needs.

The History of Cutlery
Cutlery dates back to the Stone Age, when people used sharp stones for cutting and carving. The first metal cutlery was created in ancient Egypt, where bronze was used to make knives and forks. The Greeks and Romans also used metal cutlery, but it was during the Middle Ages that cutlery became more widespread in Europe. The first recorded use of the word "cutlery" was in the 14th century, and by the 17th century, cutlery had become an essential part of the dining experience.

Types of Cutlery
Cutlery is available in various types, each designed for specific purposes. The most common types of cutlery include knives, forks, and spoons. Knives are used for cutting and slicing, while forks are used for spearing and holding food. Spoons are used for scooping and serving food.

Our Tablekraft brand has 36 different cutlery pieces and currently 36 patterns. Every cutlery has a unique design and shape to suit its specific purpose.

To distinguish between high quality and superior quality stainless steel, simplistic patterns to avant-garde Tablekraft devised a scale to quickly reference each range's positioning:

Entry - Aristocrat, Atlantis, Austwind, Cafe and Victoria

Good - Luxor, Melrose, Mirabelle, Princess and Sorrento

Better - Casino, Eiffel, Elite, Harley, Panama, Sienna, Strand and York

Best - Amalfi, Bogart, Florence, Gable and Oxford

Premium - Aero Dawn and Opera

Avant-Garde - Aswan, Lido, Oscar, Soho Gold, Soho Ink, Soho Matt and Soho Rose

Additional – Independent Living, Steak Knives, Alaska Mirror and Alaska Satin

Choosing the Right Cutlery
When choosing cutlery, it's essential to consider your needs and environment. Here are some factors to consider:

  1. Material: Cutlery can be made from various materials, including stainless steel, 18/10 stainless steel and PVD-coated stainless steel. Stainless steel is the most popular material for cutlery due to its durability and ease of maintenance.

  2. Design: Cutlery comes in various designs, from traditional to modern. Consider the overall style of your decor and choose cutlery that complements it.

  3. Functionality: Think about what you will be using the cutlery for. If you are serving steak, invest in several steak knives. Consider soup spoons if you will be serving soup.

  4. Comfort: Choose cutlery that is comfortable to hold and use. Look for cutlery with ergonomic handles or handles made from materials that provide a good grip.

Cutlery has a long and fascinating history, and its importance in our daily lives cannot be overstated. Choosing the proper cutlery for your needs can enhance your dining experience.