Old English

The Old English pattern is plain in style with a rounded terminal

This was the most commonly produced pattern during the last 30 years of the 18th Century, before being superseded by the Fiddle pattern, in the early 19th Century. However its production continued throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries and is now one of the most commonly found patterns we produce.

Variations on the Old English pattern theme can be found with decorative edges to the stems, the most commonly found examples being  Old English Thread, Old English Pip, Shaped Old English and Bead patterns.

Albert Pattern

Albert Pattern

Designed for and named in honour of Prince Albert, Prince Consort and Queen Victoria’s husband in the 19th century.

Fiddle Thread and Shell

Dominant throughout the nineteenth century, the Fiddle pattern is the most commonly found pattern still in existence since the 1700’s. Originating in France, it first occurred in England from the 1760’s, particularly favoured in Scotland where it is known as the ‘Oar’ pattern.

The most common Fiddle pattern variants are Fiddle & Thread and Fiddle, Thread & Shell. The production of plain Fiddle patterns ceased around the time of World War 1


Pistol handled knives became popular in the 1700’s and are commonly used as a knife only pattern to go with either Rattail or Old English Spoon and Fork.


This pattern of flatware is so named because its manufacture spanned most of the 18th Century, coinciding with the reigns of George I, II and III (part) of the House of Hanover dynasty.

This pattern was reproduced towards the end of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century in two distinct forms; Rat-tail and Hanoverian. Rat-tail has a pronounced ridge to the front stem (and occasionally the reverse of forks) and takes it’s inspiration from the early 18th century examples. Meanwhile Hanoverian pattern has more similarities with the late 18th century originals, i.e. a pip to the front of the stem and no rat-tail.

Old English Pip

The Old English Pip or O.E Pip pattern is a variant of the Old English pattern. It is plain in style with a rounded terminal and a pip on the end of the handle.

This was the most commonly produced pattern during the last 30 years of the 18th Century, before being superseded by the Fiddle pattern, in the early 19th Century. However its production continued throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries and is now one of the most commonly found patterns we produce.

Wedding Knives

Our Exclusive range of Wedding Knives are all individually hand made by our craftsmen in the finest sterling silver.  Your special wedding knife can be hand engraved with your personal message and we will even capture the special process of it being made for you, with either video or photos to keep as a special memento to further supplement your special occasions.

Presented in a unique Legacy Silverware presentation box, you can choose either a standard finish or really mark the occasion with a solid oak case, hand burnt with your personal message.

All personalised knives and presentation cases will add 5-10 days onto production time.

Letter Openers

Open your correspondence in style with one of our stunning sterling silver letter openers. Handmade by our master craftsmen, these elegant Sterling silver letter openers feature a diamond cross-section blade engraved with the Legacy mark on the front of the blade and hallmarks on the front and reverse of the handle.

One of our letter openers will make a perfect addition to any fine writing or office desk and a worthy heirloom for generations to come.

The Legacy Sterling Silver Letter Openers can be engraved with initials and names to suit.

Please allow an additional 5 working days for our engraving service.