Cutlery vs Flatware

Cutlery vs Flatware

These two terms are often taken to mean a catch-all for the same thing – i.e. knives, forks and spoons (etc.); and which word you use depends on which side of the Atlantic Ocean you reside. In the UK, we say “cutlery”; in the US they say “flatware”. The terms... read more
Is Brexit done?

Is Brexit done?

Listening to the ‘victory’ speeches of the Prime Minister and government ministers in the wake UK’s legal exit of the EU on 31 January 2020, one may be forgiven for thinking that Brexit is all over. But, a few weeks on – nothing seems to have changed. So, what’s... read more
What’s in a set?

What’s in a set?

At Lincoln House, we sell different sized cutlery sets, but the number of pieces included can be confusing. Here, we try to simplify the numbers. Most of our cutlery sets are made-up of 7-piece settings, comprising: table knife, table fork, dessert/side knife,... read more
The History of Silver Cutlery

The History of Silver Cutlery

1. SILVER – THE PRECIOUS METAL Silver is an inherently beautiful metal for fashioning into tableware and cutlery and people with taste have always wished to possess it. However, its main use over three millennia has been as money, providing the basis for much of... read more