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This was the most commonly produced pattern during the last 30 years of the 18th Century, before being superseded by the Fiddle pattern, in the early 19th Century.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

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

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This was the most commonly produced pattern during the last 30 years of the 18th Century, before being superseded by the Fiddle pattern, in the early 19th Century.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.


Designed in 1929 for the Brasseries and bistro?s of Paris. Baguette is based on the shaped Old English design of knife and incorporates the ribbed rattail feature on the spoon and fork. With its smooth lines and curves this is a beautifully balanced pattern to handle and is also easy to clean.


A popular cutlery pattern designed in the 1750?s by London Silversmith Hester Bateman. The pattern is derived from the beading pattern around the edge which represent pearls which were popular in the French court in the 1760?s.


Britannia, based on Old English and Continental Thread pattern from the 1750?s is a modern contemporary pattern with a slender elegant shape with clean threaded lines.


Designed in the 1950?s for the Duke of Westminster and named after the historic city that borders his estate. Chester features a broad handle and sweeping lines along the handle.


One of the most popular patterns dating back to the 20th century. Inspired by the furniture designs of Thomas Chippendale, Dubarry pattern is a handsome design and has graced the tables of the Titanic and Royal Yacht Britannia.


The most notable piece designed in the art deco period of 1929. Grecian has cut off geometric corners combined with a bevelled edge along the edge of the handle.


Originating from the 1920?s art deco period and inspired by the popular geometric designs of that era. Harley features a slender handle with a defined groove along the handle face.


Designed by silversmith brothers John and Henry Lias for King George III in the 1820?s. The pattern features Royal embossments on each handle.

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.