Flatware Piece Types

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  • Dinner Fork
    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.


  • Luncheon Fork
    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.


  • Salad Fork
    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.

  • Cocktail Fork
    Our Piece Code: CF
    (5-6” in length)
    Cocktail forks are individual forks used with the five-piece place setting. Their primary purpose is for eating appetizers and shrimp dishes. Generally, this piece has three short tines.

  • Teaspoon
    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.


  • Place Spoon
    Our Piece Code: PLS/DES
    (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.


  • 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.

  • Gumbo Spoon
    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.

  • 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.

  • Demitasse Spoon
    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.

  • Dinner Knife
    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.

  • Luncheon Knife
    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.

  • Steak Knife
    Our Piece Code: STK
    (8-9 ½” in length)
    Steak knives are often added to the typical 5-piece place setting. This piece can be made with a serrated or non-serrated edge and is characterized by its pointed blade

  • Butter Spreader - Flat Handle
    Our Piece Code: BFH
    (5-6” in length)
    Flat handle butter spreaders are used for spreading butter. Generally, these are used in addition to the typical 5-piece place setting. The butter spreader is placed on each individual bread and butter plate at the table.

  • Tablespoon
    Our Piece Code: TAS
    (8-10” in length)
    Tablespoons are used for serving vegetables. Although tablespoons have a shape similar to teaspoons or place spoons, they are larger and are reserved for the serving bowls in the center of the table or buffet.
  • Gravy Ladle

    Ladle - Gravy
    Our Piece Code: LAG
    (6-8” in length)

    Gravy ladles are the most common ladle size. Generally, this piece is 6-8 inches in length and can be used to serve gravies or cream sauces.


  • Pierced Tablespoon
    Our Piece Code: TASP
    (8-10” in length)

    Pierced tablespoons are similar to regular tablespoons except that they feature a pierced bowl. The pierced tablespoon is used to serve vegetables that need to be drained before serving.


  • Pie & Cake Server
    Our Piece Code: PCS
    (9-11” in length)
    Pie and cake servers resemble the traditional pie server. This piece is used for the cutting and serving of pie and cake slices.

  • Cold Meat Fork
    Our Piece Code: CMFL
    (8-10” in length)

    Cold Meat Forks are versatile serving pieces that can be used for cuts of meat, cheeses, waffles, chops, and sliced vegetables.


  • Casserole Spoon
    Our Piece Code: CAS
    (9-11” in length)
    Casserole spoons are a lot like tablespoons. They tend to have larger bowls than the tablespoon. Casserole spoons are used to serve casseroles.

  • Asparagus Server
    Our Piece Code: ASPS
    (8-9” in length)
    Asparagus servers resemble tomato servers with a rolled edge that connects to the handle. The asparagus can be scooped using the flat edge and rolled into the curvature for serving.

  • Asparagus Serving Fork
    Our Piece Code: AFS
    (8-9” in length)
    Asparagus serving forks can be used instead of asparagus servers. Unlike the server, this piece has tines and piercings instead of a completely flat bowl.

  • Baby Fork
    Our Piece Code: BF
    (4-5” in length)
    Baby forks are used for serving food to babies or very small children who are able to hold and use their own utensils.

  • Baby Spoon
    Our Piece Code: BS
    (4-5” in length)
    Baby spoons are used in combination with baby forks. The size enables a small child to hold his or her own utensils.

  • Bacon Fork
    Our Piece Code: BACF
    (6-8” in length)
    Bacon forks have short tines for serving pieces of bacon.

  • Bar Knife
    Our Piece Code: BARK
    (8-9” in length)
    Bar Knives have multiple purposes in that they can be used as bottle openers, used to slice fruit, and the forked prongs allow for serving pieces of fruit.

  • Bon Bon Spoon, Pierced
    Our Piece Code: BONSP
    (6-7” in length)

    Pierced bonbon spoons are used to scoop and serve bonbons. Unlike the solid bonbon spoon, this piece is pierced.


  • Bonbon Spoon, Solid
    Our Piece Code: BONS
    (6-7” in length)
    Solid bonbon spoons are used for serving bonbons. Generally, the bonbon scoop has a shell bowl, whereas the bonbon spoon has a spoon-shaped bowl.

  • Bouillon Spoon
    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.

  • Butter Pick, 2-Tine
    Our Piece Code: BUTP
    (5-6” in length)
    Two pronged (tine) butter picks like their single pronged counterparts, are used for lifting and serving butter from a butter pat.

  • Butter Spreader - Hollow Handle
    Our Piece Code: BSH
    (6-7” in length)
    Hollow handle butter spreaders like their flat handle counterparts, are used for the spreading of butter and are placed with each individual place setting. The hollow handle is generally filled with clay, air, or rock.

  • Cake Breaker
    Our Piece Code: CAB
    (10-11” in length)
    Cake breakers look like large combs with extended tines. The long tines are used to “break” into a cake before the cake is actually sliced and served. This piece is most often used with the cake knife and/or the serving cake fork.

  • Cake Fork, Individual
    Our Piece Code: CAFI
    (6-7” in length)
    Individual cake forks are used like dessert forks. The one imaged has a beveled tine.

  • Cake Knife
    Our Piece Code: CAK
    (8-10” in length)
    Cake knives are large serving pieces that are used for cutting cake.

  • Cake Server
    Our Piece Code: CAKSO
    (10-12” in length)
    Cake servers are used to serve slices of cake. They can double as pie servers and are used to cut and lift the piece that is being served.
  • Carving Fork

    Carving Fork
    Our Piece Code: CRF

    Carving forks are used with carving knives; the carving fork is used to stabilize meats while carving and serve individual pieces after they’re sliced.


  • Carving Knife
    Our Piece Code: CRFK
    (9-11” in length)

    Carving knives are used with carving forks. While carving forks are used to hold the meat in place, carving knives are used to cut the meat.


  • Casserole Spoon - Pierced
    Our Piece Code: CASPSN
    (9-11” in length)

    Pierced casserole spoons are like solid casserole spoons but are used to serve items that must be drained.


  • Casserole Spoon - Shell
    Our Piece Code: CASS
    (9-11” in length)
    Casserole shells resemble casserole spoons. Unlike the casserole spoon, the bowl is shaped like a shell.

  • Caviar Fork - Individual
    Our Piece Code: CAVF
    (5-6” in length)
    Individual caviar forks are used for eating caviar. The tines are short and are positioned very close together so that the caviar does not fall through the slots.

  • Cheese Knife
    Our Piece Code: CHEK
    (7-8” in length)
    Cheese knives are used for the cutting and serving of cheese slices.
  • Cheese Plane

    Cheese Plane
    Our Piece Code: CHEPLS
    (7-9" in length)

    Cheese planes are drawn against a block of cheese. The result is a single slice of cheese that can be lifted and served using the cheese plane.


  • Cheese Server
    Our Piece Code: CHESV
    (6-8” in length)
    Cheese servers resemble a cake or pie server. This piece can be used to cut and serve slices of cheese.
  • Large Chocolate Spoon

    Chocolate Spoon - Large
    Our Piece Code: CHOS
    (4-6" in length)

    Chocolate spoons are used for serving hot chocolate (the drink made with actual chocolate, not hot cocoa). Because chocolate settles to the bottom of the cup faster than cocoa, these spoons help keep the chocolate well mixed. Chocolate spoons have very round-ended bowls, as opposed to the oblong teaspoon-shaped bowl found on similar-sized demitasse or after-dinner coffee spoons.


  • Cranberry Server
    Our Piece Code: CRAS
    (8-9” in length)
    Cranberry servers are like large casserole spoons that are used for the scooping and serving of whole berries, like cranberries or strawberries.

  • Dessert Fork
    Our Piece Code: DEF
    (5-6” in length)
    Dessert forks are designed to look a lot like the salad fork. This piece is placed directly above the dinner plate or charger and is used for eating cakes, pies, and pastries that follow dinner.

  • Fish Fork
    Our Piece Code: FF
    (7-8” in length)
    Fish forks resemble salad forks and are used for the eating of fish. Generally, this piece is used with the 5-piece place setting and/or the fish knife.

  • Fish Knife
    Our Piece Code: FKI
    (8-9” in length)
    Fish knives are used in addition to the fish fork. Often, the fish knife and fish fork are used in addition to the typical 5-piece place setting.

  • Fish Serving Fork
    Our Piece Code: FFS
    (8-9” in length)
    Fish serving forks are used for the lifting, holding, and serving of fish.

  • 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.
  • Food Pusher

    Food Pusher
    Our Piece Code: FOPU
    3-5” in length

    Food pushers are used to push food off of a plate or platter. This piece looks a lot like a crumb knife and can be used in the same capacity.


  • Fruit Knife
    Our Piece Code: FRKS
    (6-7” in length)
    Fruit knives are used in addition to the fruit spoon. This knife can be used for cutting oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits.

  • Fruit Spoon
    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.

  • Grille Fork - Long Handle
    Our Piece Code: GRLF
    (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.


  • Grille Knife
    Our Piece Code: GKM
    (8-9” in length)

    Grille knives like their counterparts, grille forks, are used for carving delicacies that are served directly from the grille.


  • Ice Cream Fork
    Our Piece Code: ICF
    (5-6” in length)
    Ice cream forks are often called a “sporks.” The bowl of the piece is like that of a teaspoon with small tines at the tip.

  • Ice Cream Server
    Our Piece Code: ICSV
    (10-12" in length)

    Ice cream servers are used in the same capcity as ice cream slicers. After a piece of ice cream has been cut from the block, the ice cream server is used to lift it and serve it into a bowl or sherbet glass.

  • Individual Ice Cream Spoon

    Ice Cream Spoon - Individual
    Our Piece Code: ICSP
    (4-6" in length)

    Ice cream spoons are used for eating ice cream and feature a round bowl that is comparable to the cream soup spoon


  • Infant Feeding Spoon
    Our Piece Code: INS
    (5-6” in length)
    Infant feeding spoons have a long handle with a small bowl. The infant feeding spoon is meant for a mom, dad, or nanny to be able to sit at a distance from a child and feed them.

  • Jelly Spoon
    Our Piece Code: JS
    (6-7” in length)
    Jelly spoons are used for the scooping and serving of jellies and sauces.

  • Jelly/Cake Server
    Our Piece Code: JC
    (8-10" in length)

    Jelly/cake servers look like cake or pie servers. Like the cake or pie server, it is used to cut a piece of cake, lift, and serve it. This piece can also be used for solid jellies that have the consistency of cranberry sauce.


  • Ladle - Cream
    Our Piece Code: LAC
    (5-6” in length)
    Cream ladles are sized much like cream, bouillon, and gumbo spoons. This midsized ladle is used to serve creams.
  • Large Ice Serving Tongs

    Ice Serving Tongs - Large
    Our Piece Code: ICT
    (6-9" in length)

    Ice serving tongs are handy to have around the bar and kitchen for a more elegant “hands-free” way to add ice cubes to drinks. 

     

  • Lasagna Server with Stainless Blade

    Lasagna Server with Stainless Blade
    Our Piece Code: LASS
    (10-14" in length)

    Lasagna servers feature large flat blades that are used to cut and serve lasagna. 


  • Lemon Fork
    Our Piece Code: LF
    (4-6” in length)
    Lemon forks are generally the size of salad forks. These three-tined pieces have tines that point outward and are used to serve lemon wedges.
  • Large Lettuce Service Fork

    Lettuce Serving Fork - Large
    Our Piece Code: LETF
    (7-10" in length)

    Lettuce forks generally feature three flared prongs to aid in spearing and serving lettuce and other large leafy salad greens.

     


  • Master Butter
    Our Piece Code: MBFH
    (6-7” in length)

    Master butter knives are meant to sit in the middle of the table or near the butter dish. This knife is meant for the cutting and serving of pats of butter. Generally, the master butter knife is passed around the table with the butter dish.

  • Master Salt Spoon

    Master Salt Spoon
    Our Piece Code: SALM
    (3-4" in length)

    Master salt spoon is larger than individual salt spoons and used to dispense portions of salt from the master salt cellar into individual salt cellars.


  • Mustard Spoon
    Our Piece Code: MUSS
    (4-5” in length)
    Mustard spoons are used in addition to a mustard jar. Like the sugar spoon, this piece is used for the serving of mustard and other condiments.

  • Olive Fork - Long Handle
    Our Piece Code: OFL
    (8-9” in length)
    Long handle olive forks are used for the serving of olives that are being stored in tall jars.

  • Olive Spoon - Long Handle
    Our Piece Code: OSL
    (8-9” in length)
    Long handle olive spoons are used for the serving of olives that are stored in tall jars. The piece features a long handle and pierced bowl for draining.
  • Short Handle Olive Spoon - Pierced Bowl

    Olive Spoon - Short Handle Pierced Bowl
    Our Piece Code: OS
    (5-7" in length)

    Short handle olive spoons are used for the serving of olives and features a pierced bowl for draining olive brine.


  • Oyster Fork
    Our Piece Code: OYF
    (5-6” in length)
    Oyster forks are used in addition to the 5-piece place setting and are used for the eating of oysters.

  • Pasta Server
    Our Piece Code: PAST
    (10-12” in length)

    Pasta servers are often called spaghetti servers by many people. This serving piece can be used for picking up, draining, and serving pasta.


  • Pastry Fork
    Our Piece Code: PASF
    ( 5-7" in length)

    Pastry forks, like cake or pie forks, are designed to look similar to the salad fork but features a widened or connected tine better suited to cutting through pastries, pies, and other after-dinner or teatime desserts.

  • Pea Serving Spoon - Large Pierced

    Pea Serving Spoon - Large Pierced
    Our Piece Code: PEAS
    (8-9" in length)

    Pierced pea serving spoons are similar to regular tablespoons and feature a pierced bowl for serving peas and other small vegetables that need to be strained before serving.


  • Pickle/Olive Fork - Short Handle
    Our Piece Code: PF
    (5 ¾-6 ¼" in length)
    Short handle pickle forks are used for the serving of pickles or olives that are stored in small jars.
  • Solid Large Pie Knife

    Pie Knife - Solid Large
    Our Piece Code: PIKS
    (9-10" in length)

    Pie knives are versatile pieces that can be used to cut and serve individual slices of pie.


  • Pie Server
    Our Piece Code: PIS
    (9-10” in length)

    Pie servers, like cake servers, are versatile pieces that can be used to cut and serve pie slices.

  • Punch Ladle, Solid Piece

    Punch Ladle, Solid Piece
    Our Piece Code: LAPU
    (11-16" in length)

    Punch ladles are like cream or gravy ladles except they feature a much larger bowl perfect for serving punch from a punch bowl.

  • Salt Spoons

    Salt Spoon
    Our Piece Code: SLAS
    (3-5” in length)

    Salt spoons are very small individual pieces used in addition to the 5-piece place setting. These spoons are generally 3-5 inches in length and are used with salt dips.


  • Sardine Fork
    Our Piece Code: SAF
    (5-6” in length)

    Sardine forks normally have short, wide tines. They may be used for serving sardines, anchovies, pickled vegetables, as well as petits fours.


  • Strawberry Fork
    Our Piece Code: STRF
    (4-6” in length)

    Strawberry forks are individual pieces that are used for the serving and eating of fruit.


  • Sugar Shell
    Our Piece Code: SUS
    (6-7” in length)

    Sugar shells are commonly used with sugar bowls. This piece resembles a teaspoon and has a shell-shaped bowl.


  • Sugar Spoon
    Our Piece Code: SUS
    (6-7” in length)

    Sugar spoons are used for serving granulated sugar. The spoon generally resembles a teaspoon or a cream soup spoon.


  • Sugar Tongs
    Our Piece Code: SUT
    (4-5” in length)

    Sugar tongs are used with an open sugar bowl and are used to lift and serve sugar cubes.


  • Toast Serving Fork
    Our Piece Code: TOF
    (7-8” in length)

    Toast serving forks have long tines that are spread far apart. This serving piece can be used to lift, scoop, and serve toast.


  • Tomato Server
    Our Piece Code: TOS
    (7-8 ½” in length)

    Tomato servers are one of the most beautiful pieces of silver that can be found. The large round flat bowl is used to lift and serve tomatoes. The large flat bowl is generally ornate.

  • Wedding Cake Knife

    Wedding Cake Knife
    Our Piece Code: WCKO
    (10-12” in length)

    Wedding cake knives are designed much like a cake knife. However, cake knives are generally longer and are often given as a gift to the wedding party.


  • Youth Fork
    Our Piece Code: YF
    (6-7” in length)

    Youth forks are used by children. This piece is smaller than the regular dinner fork and is used in addition to the youth knife and five o’clock teaspoon.

  • Youth Knife

    Youth Knife
    Our Piece Code: YK
    (6-8” in length)

    Youth knives are used with the youth fork and five o’clock teaspoon. It is designed like a dinner knife, only smaller. This piece is used by small children.

  • Youth Spoon

    Youth Spoon
    Our Piece Code: YS
    (5-6" in length)

    Youth Spoons are commonly part of a setting that includes a youth knife and youth fork and are used by children and are typically smaller than regular place spoons.