Silver Silver was a delight to make. Coming after a batch of very intricate and challenging knives, ‘Silver Silver’ felt like coming home. The juxaposition of steel and silver is one that I keep returning to; the warm silver and the cool steel. The knife uses one of the last blades cut from the laminated silver and steel material that I made for my PhD.
‘Silver Silver’ used a hidden riveting technique. The silver pins were designed to disguise the structural pins holding the knife together – the mechanism of the knife relies on stainless steel tubes that are plugged with the silver wire. When the silver is riveted, all the pieces are held together securely. One of the features of this shape of knife is how close to the back edge the middle pin is. Structurally, a 2mm steel pin is perfect but by using the tube and pin method only the top of the silver wire comes to the surface of the scales to blend seamlessly with the silver scales and the integrity of the knife is retained.