Have used these for over 20 years. They feel substantial but not heavy, have a perfect shape and are superbly balanced in my hands. The mirror finish that touches the food stayed mirrored, and is easy to clean. Food detaches easily from the perfect finish. The satin handles feel nice in the hand and transition easily to complement the silver during large, fancy gatherings. They made it through years of dishwashing without a ding or a change in the impeccable finish. A few years ago, the pattern was updated with an extra line -- not excited, but these are still the most versatile, stylish and best flatware around. I'm back looking for these only because they do get lost in lunch boxes and picnics. This series is simply perfect.