Rattail - Sterling Silver Cutlery
The oldest English cutlery pattern, dating back to the 1600’s, Rattail gets its name from the sleek ‘tail’ on the reverse of the spoon bowl. Although methods in manufacturing cutlery have drastically changed since this patterns inception, the ‘tail’ on the reverse of the spoon is indicative of traditional methods where the spoon would have originally been made in two halves and soldered together – creating this distinctive marking.
Although Rattail is one of the oldest patterns of cutlery in existence, the design is simple and elegant and could be used as part of a modern or traditional aesthetic. Plus the rich history behind this pattern serves as quite the dinner party conversation!
Knife blades are made from specially hardened stainless steel which gives a perfectly sharp cutting edge. This means that blades won’t dull as quickly and there is less need for sharpening or refurbishment (both of which we can complete for you at our Sheffield factory.)
Please bear in mind that each set of silver cutlery is made to order. Once you place your order, we will begin the production process and will be in touch to let you know an estimated delivery date – this could take up to eight weeks. We craft all of our sterling silver and silver plated (EPNS electro plated nickel silver) cutlery to order, in case you want any personalisation or engraving – get in touch to find out more about this amazing service!
Our most popular sets of cutlery are listed below – you can also purchase individual pieces to enhance your collection:
Please see the link to our cutlery care page for all information on how to care for your cutlery.
Delivery - Sterling silver cutlery is made to order and can take up to 8 weeks to manufacture.
All cutlery is dishwasher safe. Keep your cutlery sparkling clean by using our recommended dishwasher tablets – Fairy Platinum.
Carrs offer a lifetime guarantee on all sterling silver cutlery.