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CUTLERY
Fire, Sulphur and Water

It is hard to believe, but the starting materials are simple sheets of silver. The first step is to cut it roughly into 'blanks', which is the name given to the basic forms used in the making of cutlery, or flatware. Threefold rolling gives the silver the right thickness, while also making it extremely hard in the process.

We then have to subject it to some rough treatment to make it malleable again: The blanks are annealed by being heated to an extreme temperature, plunged into sulphuric acid and then rinsed in cold water.


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Photo: Klaus Fritsch