Can Flatware actually be 18/8 without being stamped 18/8?
I see many items for sale on the internet that claim to be 18/8 but when received are not stamped 18/8. Is it possible that these items of cutlery can have the 18/8 makeup without being marked as such?
Edward Carroll hobbyist - Milford, Connecticut
November 28, 2008
Hi, Edward. Stainless steel is not a precious metal and there is no requirement to mark it as 18/8. But if it is strongly magnetic it is probably not 18/8.
Ted Mooney, P.E. Striving to live Aloha finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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