I was pleased to find the flatware as beautiful and durable as the original flatware I purchased over seven years ago. If this product ever goes on sale, PLEASE notify me. I will buy more!!
I was looking for flatware to go with tropical / botanical themed outdoor melamine dinnerware. I struck gold finding this set and on sale. As luck would have it, the bamboo style will also look great with my Blue Willow china. It will be versatile year round. Haven't used it yet, so I can't evaluate the durability now. But at this price, I'm sure I will get my money's worth out of it.
We've been using a hammered stainless pattern by Wallace for a few years and it's still in good shape. However, I've wanted Hammersmith for some time but the Continental size sold out and was discontinued. We like the larger, heavier flatware which is more Euro style. I took a chance and ordered these since Overstock had a big sale and the price couldn't be beat. Unfortunately, the photo provided does this set no justice whatsoever. I'm happy to say that upon opening the box, this Hammersmith set is very impressive. The quality is far better than the set I mentioned previoiusly. The hammering is also seen on the underside of the handles and it is much more authentic looking than my other set. The design is basically colonial, however, the dinner fork and knife are somewhat oversized, which we like. The detail is remarkable and the weight of the pieces is quite substantial. The hammering catches the light well and adds to a beautiful table setting. A great buy that will not disappoint you.
I registered for these for my recent wedding. Even though they were purchased from our registry at two different stores and on sale, the price here was much cheaper. I returned the ones I received and bought them myself. They were $120 cheaper here. I love the style. The large spoon is a bit larger than usual. I have seen other reviews where people say the set is too clunky, but I think it makes them look more contemporary and unique.
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