General: This Sterling Silver spoon is one piece forging.
Material: Sterling Silver.
Designer: Walraven van Heeckeren.
Craftsman: Walraven van Heeckeren.
Price: AUS $ 300.00.
STERLING SILVER is a binary Silver alloy consisting of:
925 parts/1000 Pure Silver and
75 parts/1000 Pure Copper.
Annealing temperature: 750 degrees Celsius.
Melting Temperature: 950 degrees Celsius.
FORGING is a method of deforming metal with a hammer on an anvil.
In the case of Sterling Silver and the Karat Golds, this
must be done COLD! If a hot forging is attempted the
precious metals will just crumble. In their PURE form
Silver and Gold will allow HOT forging, but there is no
benefit to be gained.