Although it's been a great value and has lasted a good decade, Tony and I feel we've outgrown our college-era Ikea flatware, so we've been looking around for a new set. We settled on a Crate & Barrel price point and are now narrowing our options. Our criteria: must have the right amount of heft, feel good in the hand, and have a modern sensibility. Care to see what we're deciding between?
This is Tony's pick, "Clark." Pros according to Tony: Good heft, brushed finish, and squared off handles.
This is my pick, "Charlotte" (clearly we're playing to our genders here). Pros according to me: Good heft, polished finish, and rounded handles.
Tony gallantly said we could get my choice, but that doesn't seem quite fair. We might compromise on something in between, like this set, "Pattern 451" from CB2:
It has a brushed finish with rounded handles, but in order to know what the heft is like we have to order it first. This is undoubtedly a third world problem, but we'd like to hear what you think all the same. Have you got a vote you'd like to share?
Update: Right now between here and Twitter "Clark" is winning. So now I have to decide, is this a democracy or a dictatorship? Ha!