Showing a passion for the past and a penchant for the present, Kirk Stieff’s patterns mix the two seamlessly. With its own unique style and design, the historical patterns are as relevant today as they were when they were first created. Offering high standards of excellence in craftsmanship, Kirk Stieff sterling silver flatware brings you time-honored looks that work for everyday dining and festive entertaining. The Kirk-Stieff Silver Company is the descendant of two famous 19th century companies, Samuel Kirk & Son and The Stieff Company. Samuel Kirk & Son, founded in 1815, is Americas oldest silversmith. The Stieff Company, founded in 1892, is known for its exacting reproductions of historical patterns, many of which can be found in the Smithsonian. Together, they form the most tradition-rich silver company in America.