Flatware Piece Types
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Our Piece Code: TS
(5-6" in length)
Teaspoons are perfect for coffee, tea, desserts, cereal, and soups. You can never have too many of these spoons. They are considered part of the standard 5-piece place setting.
Our Piece Code: PLS
(6 ½ -7 ½” in length)Place spoons are the most versatile piece of silver available. They can be used as serving pieces or as individual spoons. Many people call these tablespoons. These pieces are great for soups, desserts, entrees, and cereals.
Our Piece Code: BOU
(5-6" in length)Bouillon spoons are great for eating soups that are made from thin broth. They are smaller than both the gumbo and cream soup spoons. Like cream and gumbo spoons, these pieces generally have round shallow bowls.
Cream Soup Spoon
Our Piece Code: CSS
(6-7” in length)Cream soup spoons are great for just about any soup. Cream soup spoons are smaller than a gumbo spoon and larger than a bouillon spoon. Generally, these spoons have round shallow bowls.
Our Piece Code: GUM
(7-8” in length)Gumbo spoons are used for thick soups with large pieces of meat and vegetables. Like bouillon and cream soup spoons, these spoons generally have round shallow bowls.
Our Piece Code: FRS
(5-6” in length)Fruit spoons are generally the size of a regular teaspoon. The bowl of each piece is slightly pointed and some fruit spoons have bowls made with serrated edges. The fruit spoon is great for cutting into and eating grapefruits, oranges, and halved melons.
Five O'Clock Teaspoon
Our Piece Code: FS
(4 ½ - 5 ½” in length)Five O'clock spoons are generally smaller than a teaspoon. They are used for gatherings before dinner, like brunch or afternoon tea. Five O’clock teaspoons can also double as a youth or children’s spoon.
Our Piece Code: K1
(7-8” in length)Luncheon knives are slightly smaller than the dinner knife and are used for meals and gatherings before dinner. Also, the luncheon knife can double as a youth or children’s knife and can be used with the luncheon fork and five o’clock teaspoon.
Our Piece Code: K2
(8-9” in length)Dinner knives are among the most versatile pieces in a silver service. Although it is called the "dinner" knife, it's also great for serving butter and/or spreading condiments.
(K1,K2)Blunt blades are the oldest and most traditional of blade styles. In many silver patterns, this style is no longer used. The blunt blade is characterized by its straight sides.
Old French Blade
(K1,K2)Old French blades are slightly curved on one side.
New French Blade
(K1,K2)French blades are slightly curved on both sides and are distinguished from the Modern blade by the indentation that appears on the lower side where the blade connects to the handle.
(K1M,K2M)Modern blades are one of the most popular blade styles and appear most often in stainless steel patterns. Unlike the New French blade style, the Modern blade does not have an indentation where the blade connects to the handle.
Bolsters are decorative inserts that generally appear as a small decoration separating the blade from the handle.
Iced Tea Spoon
Our Piece Code: IT
(7 ½-8 ½” in length)Iced tea spoons are generally used to stir iced beverages that are served in tall glasses. They can also be used as dessert spoons for parfaits, sherbets, or ice cream.
Our Piece Code: DEM
(4-5” in length)Demitasse spoons are used to stir strong coffees that are served in small quantities, like espresso or Turkish coffee. Generally, these spoons look like smaller versions of the teaspoon.
Our Piece Code: F1
(7-7 3/8” in length)Luncheon forks are slightly smaller than the dinner fork, generally feature straight tines, and are used for meals and gatherings before dinner. Also, the luncheon fork can double as a youth or children’s fork and can be used with the luncheon knife and five o’clock teaspoon.
Our Piece Code: F2
(7-8” in length)Dinner forks are part of the typical 5-piece place setting. Dinner forks are used for the entrée course at dinner.
Grille Fork - Long Handle
Our Piece Code: GRF
(7-8” in length)Grille forks are slightly longer than dinner forks. The handle is longer and the tines are shorter. This fork is used for eating delicacies right from the grille and may be used with the grille knife at a place setting.
Our Piece Code: SF
(6-7” in length)Salad forks are used for the salad course served before dinner and are part of the typical 5-piece place setting. The salad fork can also be used for eating hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and other bite size foods.