Lucia Butter Knife by Match Pewter
Inviting to the touch, and weighty in the hand, Match flatware and serving pieces marry the functionality of 18/10 stainless steel with the warmth of pewter. Their handsome designs — including place settings, cheese sets and condiment and serving spoons — are elegant chameleons, transitioning effortlessly between every day use and more formal affairs.
Match was founded by RISD graduate David Reiss in 1995. He collaborates closely with Italian artisans to produce designs in classic European forms from the 14th through 19th centuries; many are cast from molds made from original antiques. Pewter has an odd warmth in appearance that allows it to seamlessly meld with traditional and modern table settings alike. Each piece is made with a lead free alloy of tin, copper and antimony that is FDA approved and food safe.
Match flatware is dishwasher safe. It is suggested to use a liquid dishwasher detergent on lowest heat settings. Do not use a dishwasher in the case of hard water. Do not pre-soak. Pewter is NOT microwave safe. Pewter tarnishes very slowly and requires almost no maintenance.
To clean your pewter hand wash in warm water with a liquid dish soap. Be sure to dry the pewter completely, as water allowed to dry on pewter may cause spots. Any spots that appear can be easily removed by polishing or by gently rubbing the area in small circular motions with very fine "0000" steel wool.
The Match Pewter Lucia Flatware collection is available here.