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Posted: 11/20/2011 5:03:29 PM EDT
I remember reading on here a few years age that there was only one company left that manufactures flatware in the U.S. I am in the market and not necessarily putting much stock in the google results. It would be great if someone could point me in the right direction!
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:06:40 PM EDT
Google "US manufactured flatware" and you will find what you seek.



CJ
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:07:36 PM EDT
The United States still manufactures things?

Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:09:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SkiFreeYeti:
The United States still manufactures things?



Second largest manufacturer in the world, IIRC. We just don't manufacture that much cheap crap, which is why you don't see it in Wal-mart
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:14:28 PM EDT
Tried to get some Reed & Barton flatware to fill in our pattern.

When it arrived it was "Made in Korea"

Didn't quite match our US stuff. Sent it back.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:14:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Snips:
Originally Posted By SkiFreeYeti:
The United States still manufactures things?



Second largest manufacturer in the world, IIRC. We just don't manufacture that much cheap crap, which is why you don't see it in Wal-mart


Wait.....what? Is that actually true?
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:15:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:17:09 PM EDT
I think Onida was the last "large" silverware manufacturer making it in the US.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:19:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2011 5:22:24 PM EDT by chop13chop]
Oneida.
Nevermind, they closed shop in the U.S. in '05.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:20:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2011 5:21:44 PM EDT by Snips]
Originally Posted By SkiFreeYeti:
Originally Posted By Snips:
Originally Posted By SkiFreeYeti:
The United States still manufactures things?



Second largest manufacturer in the world, IIRC. We just don't manufacture that much cheap crap, which is why you don't see it in Wal-mart


Wait.....what? Is that actually true?


Yep. We were only recently overtaken by China in the past few years.

Edit: I stand corrected. The report that China overtook us was erroneous. USA #1!!!

Link
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:22:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:28:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2011 5:28:49 PM EDT by DPRO556]


Well this is nice to hear, and I appreciate the heads up!

Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:29:45 PM EDT
Buy a full set of classic U.S. made silverware from an estate sale or something!
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:30:26 PM EDT
They only make sporks.....
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:33:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DanTSX:
Buy a full set of classic U.S. made silverware from an estate sale or something!


I do buy certain things from estate / antique stores and i hadn't considered that.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:35:11 PM EDT
LOL Ironically I do have an awesome spork I use for backpacking and mountaineering.
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:35:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2011 5:39:17 PM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 5:47:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2011 5:50:49 PM EDT by Tolly]
CUTCO stuff is still mostly made in the USA. They have all kinds of flatware and utensils. HERE, and here is a list of what is made where by CUTCO Origin . Only bad part is dealing with their obnoxious salesmen!
Link Posted: 11/20/2011 6:08:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By fxntime:
I think Onida was the last "large" silverware manufacturer making it in the US.

They are either out of business, or went under and are barely making anything now. The removal of metal flatware from airlines after 9-11 killed them

edit I checked, sounds like Oneida is manufacturing overseas now.


That's why I said "was."

Link Posted: 11/21/2011 2:24:14 AM EDT
http://www.libertytabletop.com/

This is the link to a poster that was here about 1 year ago. As I recall, he or a friend was a die maker there and were trying to make a go of it.








































Link Posted: 11/21/2011 2:32:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2011 2:40:30 AM EDT by 72Harley]
Originally Posted By chop13chop:
Oneida.
Nevermind, they closed shop in the U.S. in '05.


Sherrill Manufacturing bought the plant. Made flatware until last year,but just fired up the presses and ran some flatware that is available right now. Cutco in Olean,NY bought a lot of the equipment from the plant,and still manufactures in the US. The Sherrill flatware is packed in stars and stripes boxes with "Made in the USA" very visible. I dont know how long the flatware line will keep going,but I was working on some dies for a Sterling pattern last week. We are also making a product called "Coffee Joulies", big stainless coffee beans with a filling that keeps your coffee hot 3 times longer. Do a google search on them.
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 3:19:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2011 3:20:05 AM EDT by South_Side_Shooter]
Cutco.

Same people who make the KaBar.
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