David Mellor, Royal Designer for Industry, is the best known cutlery designer in Britain. Born in Sheffield, historic center of cutlery making, David Mellor trained originally as a silversmith. Mellor's modern flatware has a widespread reputation for its qualities of design and manufacture. He has drawn on the old Sheffield traditions of craftsmanship evolving a product altogether of our time. David Mellor cutlery is made by a small specialist team of highly skilled craftsmen, some of whom have worked for decades with David Mellor, building up an exceptional expertise in metalwork. Though the factory is technologically advanced, a high degree of hand finishing is employed to give the flatware its perfectionist quality.