It has taken almost three years from our original idea to bring back the arts and crafts hammered finish to our range of solid silver and silver-plated hand-crafted gifts. The almost impossible task was to find a Hammerman – a person with the old arts and crafts silver hammer skills. After looking for over one year – and with no luck – and almost giving up on the whole idea, we were given the name of a retired Hammerman George Trainer of Sheffield, he put us in touch with his grandson. George’s grandson was taught hammering by his father who in turn was taught the ancient art by his father. We drove down to Sheffield to meet with George’s grandson Peter. Peter is indeed a wonderful craftsman and exactly the person we had been searching for. Peter was to show us first hand his impressive hammering skills, we were able to agree a long-term deal with Peter there and then – thank goodness.
Then followed the lengthy – over 18 months – development to find an acceptable way to include hand hammering in our manufacturing process. The whole idea has taken far longer than we originally thought but, the result is way beyond what we had anticipated, we think our beautiful hammered gifts would not be out of place in a posh London shop in the year 1903, and that is exactly what we hoped to accomplish – not bad for a wee business in Scotland.
The result will be a full range of our silver and silver-plated gifts all hand crafted, and hand hammered in the traditional manner, the first of which is now available – this hand hammered silver-plated Quaich.
Silver Plated Hand Crafted and hand hammered Quaich measuring 4 inches in diameter, with plain rim band . The best quality silver plated Quaich available, a very heavy, silver plated luxury gift. with space for engraving under the base. A Scottish Silver Quaich with plain hammered handles, plain top rim and foot, making a great gift. Supplied in a gift box. Reference number: CH4PH. The finest silver plated Quaich – looks exactly as solid silver with over 25 microns of solid silver – superb hand made Quaich.
Our silver plated Quaichs are plated in the traditional manner with 25 microns of silver plating, if you are buying a silver plated Quaich always ask how many microns of silver plating – anything less than 15 microns on a Quaich is unacceptable and will not last.