How to make Silverware

I’d like to try and design and make my own set of silverware for a school project. Does anyone know any good websites or books that I could check out to learn how the process works, and what materials to use?

From what I have heard and read, most, if not all, flatware is produced by stamping the different pieces from heavy gauge sheetmetal. There are some other secondary processes for knives, plating/polishing, etc. that must be performed.

Casting may also be a viable option for small production runs, excluding knife blades.