One of the last of the great sterling houses. Detail and craftsmanship are exceptional. The flateware has many features unique to Buccellati. First of all, the tines on the forks are pointed and sharp. No need to chase a cherry tomato around the plate. The top part of the tine is harder than the bottom half so as with use, the tines are self sharpening. All place setting pieces are well balanced in the hand and serving pieces are weighted more at the front.