Where to buy Washington Forge Town Country flatware + how to identify
How to Identify Washington Forge Town & Country flatware + Where to buy
Vintage flatware is one of my favorite things to search for
For those who know me, they know I love going to garage sales, thrift stores and estate sales. It is something I have done since I was a child, and I love it even more now. In my many years of hunting for cool stuff I have grown a fondness for vintage flatware. The Washington Forge Town & Country flatware series is one of my favorite flatware patterns.
The quality is amazing and with it’s american made vintage stainless steel, brass rivets and gorgeous wood handles.
WIth their rarity it is no wonder why they command a fairly high price tag online.
In this article I will be going over how to identify the Washington Forge Town & Country flatware series & where to find it online.
In this article I will go over:
Who the creators of the Town and Country series are
Where to buy WF Town and Country locally
Where to buy WF Town and Country online
Wood handle types
Washington Forge Town and Country labels / paperwork
Washington Forge Town and country hallmarks
Other patterns and cutlery by Washington forge
Who ARE THE CREATORS OF THE TOWN AND COUNTRY SERIES?
Washington Forge Inc. filed as a Foreign Business Corporation in the State of New York on Wednesday, December 1, 1948 and is approximately seventy years old, as recorded in documents filed with New York Department of State.
A corporate filing is called a foreign filing when an existing corporate entity files in a state other than the state they originally filed in. This does not necessarily mean that they are from outside the United States.
Where to buy Washington Forge Town and country locally
I am not going to say you are SOL.
There is a reason the Washington Forge Town & Country flatware series commands a pretty hefty price tag online. They are not easy to find. In my 8 years of searching garage sales, thrift stores and estate sales I have come across a few large sets ( never in the box ).
WHERE TO PURCHASE WASHINGTON FORGE TOWN & COUNTRY ONLINE
When it comes to purchasing Washington Forge flatware online eBay is going to get you the best bang for your buck. If you purchase from Replacements.com you are going to pay an arm and a leg for individual pieces. Here is what eBay currently has in stock.
When I searched on Amazon, I came up with zero results for Washington Forge Town and Country flatware, but who knows, something could pop up for a great deal so feel free to search below.
Same thing on Mercari. It looks like eBay is going to be your best bet for purchasing the flatware online.
Washington forge town and country handle wood types
While doing research for this article I stumbled across the green handled version of the town and country series.
I have never seen them in person.
Even though I believe they are the rarest of the 3 types of wood, I believe they are the least popular.
Your will find the Pakkawood label on some of the cutlery sets as well. Pakkawood, also sold as Staminawood, Colorwood, Dymondwood and compreg, is an engineered wood/plastic composite material commonly used in knife handles and other objects that see rough wear. It can closely resemble conventional wood, or come in a range of bright colors. According to Jay Fisher, a professional knifemaker, this phenolic-impregnated wood is currently made primarily by Rutland Plywood Corp. and sold under the Dymondwood trademark.
Washington forge town and country flatware identification
Easy identification of Washington Forge Town and Country flatware
TOWN & COUNTRY
QUICK IDENTIFICATION PHOTO ( WF LOGO NOT REQUIRED )
Labels, stickers, and paperwork
Here you can find some of the labels, stickers and paperwork that would have been found with the WF towne & country sets. Being from Pittsburgh, it is cool to see the steeler logo on the third picture
washington forge town and country HALLMARKS
Any knife sets will say Town & Country stainless USA. Some of the flatware will be marked Stainless USA with the WF logo while others will just say stainless USA.