Robbe Berking show quite similar characteristic features like the cutleries from massive silver. You see the same designs and find a wide range with a lot of accessories. The essential difference exists in the core of these cutleries: every cutlery part is made first out of alpaca, an alloy of copper, zinc and nickel. This extremely tough and resistant material provides for a stable core for your tableware.
from massive silver a so-called 'Brandel' which has quite roughly the outlines of a cutlery part is cut out first from a metal.
After rolling out the part of the Brandel which later the fork hand or the spoon should form, it is cut the Brandel once more, so that the final form almost is already to be seen.
However, the work piece is as flat as a pancake.
In the next operation the work piece get cranked, receives his three-dimensional form. The prongs of the fork are connected during these processes at her points, so that all fork prongs point in the same direction. For the end of the shaping the cutlery is sharpened and polished. Afterwards the high-quality silver plating is applied in a galvanic bath.
Robbe & Berking from Germany execute up to 40 single operations for one single cutlery part.
In fact, without the big press machines with high pressure of several tonnes and the tools, the toolmakers made, the masters wouldn't be able to work.
All in all, the tableware production is nearly consistently unchanged in the time since the foundation of the company Robbe and Berking 140 years ago.
Only here and there some innovations may have entered.
Nevertheless, like this it presumably looks like in many silver workshops in this world.
But: Typically for the cutleries of Robbe & Berking in Germany is the love to the detail which makes every cutlery a piece of art. And a silvered cutlery differs not at all from his big brother from massive silver. With Robbe and Berking it is attached importance to the details, on a well worked out form with a distinctive edge which gives his recognition value to this cutlery. And the joy of a silvered cutlery is not lower than of a cutlery of massive silver: optically you will recognize no difference.
the topical range meet all the wishes: You find here adaptations leaning of the classical cutleries from the nineties just as cutleries orientated to the Bauhaus-tradition. All cutleries common is the striking and representative charisma. We recommend silver cutlery in silver plated particularly as a reasonable alternative to the massive silver cutlery for the everyday use. With excellent use qualities – silver cutlery promises bactericidal qualities – and robust workmanship with a very good price-performance ratio. In addition, you receive by every purchase of a cutlery model from Robbe & Berking a postpurchase guarantee up to 2040. Even the jubilee cutlery Hermitage is available in silvered implementation. This model, an enhancement of the historical model Schwedisch Hofmuster (Swedish court pattern), is decorated by hand with a Martelé-or hammer blow decoration. Also working out the handle in this manner is made during the production of this cutlery before the final silver plating. Certainly will strike you that many different knife blades are to be found with cutleries of Robbe & Berking. Here beside the harmonic standard blades you find also unusual forms like the pointed knife blade of the cutlery Riva or the so-called German blade with a distinctive back with the model Sphinx. Also the front parts, the bowls of the spoons or the hand of the fork also often have own distinctive form which completely fits to the design of the cutlery.
prominent in the history of Robbe and Berking, and thus this brand has the competence to realize also the unusual designs.
The design originates here really is penned by the designer, and does not adapt itself simply to the production circumstances. Every piece is so executed as it was desinged originally - and even if it is absolutely complicated to do.
We can see this with the cutlery model Sphinx very obvious: the connection of the bowl to the handle of the cutlery is a corner of 90°.
And this has put the masters of Robbe and Berking confronted with a big task which they have solved brilliantly. However, not the technical finesse and the being in love with the perfection is in the foreground, but the representative and masculine charisma of the tableware which is underlined by the details.
No matter on which cutlery model you may decide, you will have an incomparable and uncompromising accessory on your table.
Silvered objects do not differ optically from massively silver ones. The silver plating is a galvanised surface which is applied on a core from base material like steel, alpaca (German silver) or bronze. Steel is used especially for cutlery from great serial productions which can be produced cost-efficient. We find bronze particularly with candelabras and hollowware, while German silver with high-quality silver plated cutlery. Alpaca is an alloy of copper (Cu), nickel (Ni) and zinc (Zn) and with his qualities similar to pure silver (Ag). Luxurious decors can be exact executed with this base material. The surface is galvanised with silver which quality is given in gramme per 12 table forks and table spoons - which are accepted with 24 dm². Then there occur names as 90, 100, 150, 180, with or without other additions. This designation mainly is use in Germany, objects of other origin have another - or none - name of the silver layer.
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