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Reviewed by MelloFello from Bainbridge Island on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Well, I ordered 2 sets. It turns out that 16 grams is the difference between a feeling of lasting, timeless quality and a feeling that whether the dinner fork will bend is a question of when not if. I opened the first set and was disappointed by the feel, weight, and appearance of the dinner fork. Then I notieced that one was different. Noticably thicker, heavier, more substantial. I opened the second set to find all of the dinner forks matching this heavy one. I weighed the different forks, with one coming in at 37 grams and the second at 53. That means the heavier fork is almost 50% beefier than the lighter gauge. The heavy ones match the rest of the set, the lighter, not so much. I am waiting to see if WMF will send me replacements before returning the first set... Oh, other than this issue, the flatware is beautiful, just what I had hoped for as a birthday gift for my wife...
If you, like me, were wondering at the difference in opinions on this flatware, I believe these missing 16 grams are the cause. That sound you just heard was 150 years of brand building and integrity flushed away along with those 16 grams.
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