The cost-effective option for any school, canteen, or diner, the Kelso cutlery range from Olympia provides an affordable alternative for any establishment that offers self-service dining. Functional, rigid and reliable, the knives are made to last, allowing you to get more value for your money. Boasting a simple yet sleek polished design, these knives are well suited to any high volume eatery, with the minimalistic finish allowing them to blend in with any décor or style of your choosing. Made from solid stainless steel, the range can also be used with any magnetised cutlery saving systems, making it easier for you to hold on to your utensils.
How long is a table knife?
A table knife is typically between 8½" (215mm) and 9¾" (250mm) in length. Ideal for casual settings, it's a workhorse than can be used with any dish. However, if you're looking to get a little more specialised, salad forks, fish forks and more are tailor-made for specific dishes, and tend to vary in size.
Why are dinner knives rounded?
Dinner knives have a (surprisingly) rich history, and the mystery of their rounded end stems back to 1637. Prior to this, they tended to have a sharp end, which lead to the unfortunate habit of less refined dinner guests picking their teeth with them. Cardinal Richelieu, a French clergyman, put an end to this distasteful display, however, by banning sharp ended flatware at his table - and thus, the rounded dinner knife was born.
How to clean a stainless steel knife
If cleaning by hand, try to remove any food as quickly as possible. Next, wash with washing up liquid and then hand-dry. This will prevent the build-up of unsightly water marks. Try not to let your table knife sit in water for extended periods either. Instead, dry it off as quickly as possible. This will keep your cutlery rust-free and gleaming from the first to the last time you use it. If using a dishwasher, use as normal but dry as quickly as possible.
Material 18/0 Stainless steel
High polish finish
Simple, uncomplicated design
18/0 cutlery should be immediately dried by hand after each wash cycle. Not recommended for air drying.