The Cutlers’ Company is one of the most ancient livery companies in the City of London, having received its first Royal Charter from Henry V in 1416. The Company was a trade guild whose members’ produced items with a cutting edge, such as swords, knives and surgical instruments
Today, the Cutlers’ Company is launching an annual design competition to create a set of contemporary cutlery; consisting of a knife, a fork and a spoon. The winning design will be produced in collaboration with a professional craftsperson / manufacturer and will be scaled up in order to produce a 6-piece dining set.
This cutlery will become part of the permanent heritage collection of the Cutlers’ Company but also used regularly at Company dinners. It is anticipated the competition will culminate in 2116 when the Company will celebrate its 700th anniversary.
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