I wrote the other day about buying broken sets of dinnerware and what value you can find. The same is very true for silverware and cutlery. The above vintage bamboo handled set was a recent find that I am still glowing over. The entire vintage grouping was a fraction of the cost of what a new set would be. Often times the lot will be missing a piece or 2, which brings down the price of the set considerably. A few missing pieces from a large grouping can mean a serious deal in the end. In this case, we were thrilled to have 6 place settings and were fine with it not being a complete 8.