The Profile: Heirloom Knives

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Heirloom Knives

Beautiful entertaining pieces should be used for a variety of occasions from spring parties, birthday celebrations & bridal showers to holiday gatherings & even game day socials, particularly when hosting guests in your home. Heirloom knives most certainly should be used for more traditional entertaining gatherings, however they offer distinctive charm with a lovely collection of crudités, crackers & fine cheeses. The handles are generally etched with intricate details so they elevate spaces without flaw. This particular piece in the pattern titled Old Master was made by Towle Silversmiths with production beginning in 1942. It’s known as the flagship collection for the company & was designed by Harold E. Nock featuring a timeless Victorian style of graceful, scalloped curves at the handle that mimic a violin. It highlights pure elegance by showcasing a rosette with leaves & scrolls that outline the body of the piece. Although the knife was designed for butter, it makes a beautiful focal point & hard working tool to accompany on a cheese platter. Learn how to properly polish coveted pieces & don’t be afraid to display them when casual or elevated gatherings beckon. 

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How To Polish Silver

A bit of cleaning will need to be addressed in order to have heirloom silver gleam whether you plan to use it with a flavored butter to spread over rolls or for slicing into a selection of fine cheeses. To remove the tarnish quickly & effectively, particularly from serving pieces & barware with intricate details, my two step method will tidy them so that only minor polishing will be needed during the remaining season.

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Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil with the shiny portion facing upwards. Place the silverware in a single layer in the pan being certain all of them make direct contact with the foil. Bring 8 cups of water to a boil. Sprinkle 4 teaspoons baking soda over the utensils, then pour the water over them. Let stand a few minutes in order for the chemical reaction to remove the tarnish. Once shiny, remove them from the solution with a pair of kitchen tongs & rinse them under water. Dry the pieces & use a little commercial cleaner such as Wright’s Silver Polish & a soft cloth to buff them further for a beautiful shine. Wash the silverware well with soapy water before using. The silverware should only need a quick additional polish or two with commercial cleaner during the upcoming months. Tuck away the silver when not in use by placing in zip-top bags to keep it looking its’ best longer. 

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