Flatware has a history that dates back to the 19th century, though eating utensils have been in existence much earlier than that. Early forms of spoons have been discovered made of baked clay. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans fashioned spoons from metals like bronze. On occasion, the Romans also employed bone to create their spoons. This inventive curiosity also led them to design forks with two prongs instead of a singular point for probing foods. Inventors during the Middle Ages re-designed the spoon bowl to have more of a circular shape versus the traditional long, pointed bowl. Silver was becoming a very commonly used material as metalworking was expanding in demand. By the mid-18th century, many types of flatware were created using Sheffield plate, a process of electroplating silver onto nickel and copper alloys. It didn’t last long but opened the door for stainless steel. Of the highest quality flatware options are solid silver and gold, each of which exudes class and sophistication. Flatware has come a long way, going through several improvements to reach the 20th century. The 1900s finalized the designs of the spoon, fork, and knife that we know today.
Just like delicate china dishes, flatware can be easily damaged from improper care. If you have an incomplete set, you’re reminded of it every time you use the flatware and one or two pieces is missing. Our inventory of replacement flatware includes over 20 prestigious brands like Scof, Wallace, Reed & Barton, and Oneida. We offer many beautiful pieces in metals like solid silver, gold, and stainless steel. Find textured, smooth, and uniquely designed replacement flatware in our inventory to add to your home or gift to a loved one. You may choose single pieces or entire sets depending on your specific needs. Because our inventory is always changing, new brands are added into our stock every month. If you don’t see what you need right away, be sure to check back with us.
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