Vera Wang Equestrian Flatware

vera wang flatware

OK, yes I know, Vera Wang is all about fashion (wedding dresses are what I know about).  But just look at this cute 5 piece set in 18/10 stainless steel. Just look at it! Cute little buckles on the handles so they look like little belts. Squee!!! The “Equestrian” is in reference to horse tack but I think they are belts for gnomes. I may have had too much coffee this morning but I am of the opinion these are perfect for the table of any fashionista! Great price as well!

Equestrian by Vera Wang


Chicago Cutlery

chicago cutlery fusion

A reader had asked a question about the numbers on the wooden handles of Chicago Cutlery’s knives (turns out they are model numbers me thinks). While researching I came across this Fusion 18-piece knife set. Normally we don’t review knives on this blog but this set looks to be a really good deal and I’m thinking about buying it. They are high carbon stainless with nice grip-able handles. The wood storage block comes with a peeler, parer, utility, steak knives, partoku, bread knife, santoku, chef knife, slicer, and sharpening steel. It’s a complete kitchen in one nice package.

 ChicagoCutlery Fusion 18-Piece Set

Ceramic Flatware Caddy (or Cutlery Caddy?)

cutlery caddy

Why don’t they call it a Cutlery Caddy? I think alliteration is clever, but I like puns as well so don’t mind me. I have always found cutlery caddies (I’m sticking with this term) and racks for flatware very handy when you have buffet style dining. This set is nice enough to be used at the dining table and useful for when someone drops a fork or decides they need a spoon for the dessert they declined twice. This set comes in a nice wooden tray with three ceramic containers for knife, fork and spoon. Please be careful as the ceramic containers don’t seem to be dishwasher safe and will break if dropped. Best guess on capacity is at least a serving set for eight diners.

 Ceramic Flatware Caddy Set by Towle Silversmiths

Knork Flatware – The Knife and Fork combo

knorkIf you check out our History & Trivia section you can see a diagram that shows the family tree of all utensils.  The spork everyone seems to know, but the under appreciated knork is now an actual company that creates this combination of knife and fork. Both sides of the fork are sharpened to act as a knife. This is nice for both us left-handers and even more so for people with only one hand. There will be some issues where the food item you are trying to cut slides around the plate but you can’t solve all the worlds problems at once. Handy at picnics as well. They come in stainless steel with a nice black matte finish.

Knork Matte Knorks, Set of 4