Considering the cost of these pieces they are very good. They don't seem like really cheap flatware, nor are they are nice as the kind that costs almost as much for 5 pieces as this whole set costs. A difference between this set an the expensive set is that the pieces thinner than the expensive kind. The set is handsome and looks nice with shine instead of dull. I'm pleased with the set, all of which came with the set that includes some serving pieces.