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Flatware

Utensils manufactured from flattened sheets of metal cut and stamped into form; ware that lays flat on the table, such as a knife, fork, and spoon.

knives

Descriptions of knife size, design, and intended use.

From large to small:

  1. Dinner Knife;
  2. Steak Knife;
  3. Luncheon Knife;
  4. Fish Knife;
  5. Dessert Knife;
  6. Fruit Knife; and
  7. Butter Spreader.

Serrated blades cut meat;
Dull blades cut soft food;
Pointed tips carve meat, pare fruit, and separate fish bones; and
Blunt ends spread food.


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