How Cutlery is Made
STUDIO WILLIAM CUTLERY GOES THROUGH APPROXIMATELY 45 PROCESSES AND FINISHING TECHNIQUES, FOR EACH SINGLE PIECE
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
We really care about the smallest detail. Our designs stand the test of time. We use the highest quality of material available, for all our products, with every piece inspected by our Quality Control Team, before it is packed just for you. This ensures that you always attain, a finish of perfection. Our cutlery is frequently described by our customers, as elegant and beautifully designed.
HOW FORKS ARE MADE
Not only do we polish the back of the tines, we polish in between every Fork tine, to ensure a more refined dining experience.
Blank Stainless Steel Sheet
Using the highest quality 18/10 Stainless Steel sheeting, the rough shape of the fork is pressed out using an industrial die.
First Rolling of the Head
The Stainless Steel sheet, is rolled out to create the thickness required for the tines.
Second Rolling of the Head
The rolling process is finessed, during the second pass, to ensure the cutlery is at the correct thickness.
First Forming of the Handle
The handle is then formed, using pressure and a mould.
Second Forming of the Handle
The handle is then finessed on both sides, with any additional details that are required.
Fork Head Trimmed to Shape
The head of the fork is trimmed to the required length, width and shape for the tines.
Outer Tines Clipped
We clip the outside tines first, to avoid the middle tines being damaged. Due to the malleable nature of Stainless Steel at high temperatures, it is important to take the time to do things correctly.
Inner Tines Clipped Out
The inner tine clipping is then done.
Handle Edges Shaped
The edges of the handles are shaped.
Head and Tines Edge Grinding
We then polish the head, and the tines, to ensure a smooth, consistent surface. This process removes any unwanted materials.
The head is then buffed, in preparation for the forming of the tines.
The tines are bent into shape, using a mould.
Tines Back Polished
The back of the tines are polished, to ensure a more refined finish.
Back Stamp Applied
We stamp the back of the cutlery with the Studio William logo.
As part of the first polishing process, we prepare the cutlery for either our Satin (brushed Stainless Steel) or Mirror finishes.
At Studio William, our polishing process includes up to 36 steps. We pride ourselves on polishing our cutlery between the tines. We believe satisfaction is found in the details.
How Knives are Made
Studio William knives are made of a fully hardened 13 Chromium Stainless Steel 48-52 HRC, for a stronger, longer lasting blade.
Blank Stainless Steel Ingot
The Studio William Knives are made from a different mix of Stainless Steel, to ensure the blades do not corrode, or dull, over time.
Hot Forging Handle and Bolster
The handles are hot forged, using a combination of traditional techniques and moulds.
The blade is then rolled, to create the surface as required.
Clipping Out Handle
The handles are then clipped out.
Clipping Out Blade
The blade is then clipped to the required silhouette.
Tempering (Hardening) Blade
At this point in the process, the blade is hardened, using various techniques, including cooling with ice.
All the edges are ground down, to ensure that there are no residual pieces of excess Stainless Steel.
The knives are then buffed in preparation for the polishing process.
At this point, the knives are prepared for either our Satin (brush Stainless Steel), or Mirror finishes.
Second Polish. Serrations and Etch Mark Applied to the Blade
Once the base polish has been completed, the serrations are added, along with the Studio William logo, which is acid-etched to the blade.
Final Polish the Knife is now sent to QC for Inspection
Before we send out any of our cutlery, we go through a rigorous Quality Control process, to ensure that the product fulfils our exacting standards.