I am an amateur blacksmith. I have made some nice flatware out of iron and would like to plate it for looks (and to prevent rust - stainless steel is harder to work with).
Is there any plating method that you would trust to stick in your mouth and eat food with?
Andy Coleman hobbyist. - New York, New York
March , 2010
Hi, Andy. Silver would be the most obvious choice. Gold is safe, too. I think tin would be fine. There was a time when steel flatware was nickel-chrome plated (I have a nickel-chrome fork from such a place setting).
Ted Mooney, P.E. Striving to live Aloha finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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