Since the 1950s, flatware — knives, forks, and spoons — have generally been made from stainless steel, since it’s more durable, cheaper, and easier to keep clean than silver.
Each utensil has its own, intricate process of being made: here’s how a coil of stainless steel wire turns into a fork.
This footage comes from “How It’s Made,” on the Science Channel, which you can watch on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. / 6 p.m. central. New episodes air at 9 p.m. / 8 p.m. central.
Story by Jacob Shamsian and editing by Kristen Griffin
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