Ginkgo Ginkgo International Norse Mirror Finish 20-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set, Service for 4

Ginkgo International Ltd. Made for your life

Ginkgo: Our... History

Ginkgo International Ltd. was founded in 1977 by Wes and Janet Helmick. Their goal was to bring to the market original, quality flatware designs at the best possible price. Family-owned and operated since 1977, Ginkgo International designs quality products that are "made for your life." Now a second generation family business, Ginkgo continues to offer consumers the highest quality flatware and cutlery products at the best possible value.

Ginkgo Collection

There is a pattern in this collection for everyone. We offer a wide array of aesthetics to complement every table top and d?cor. All flatware patterns in this collection are made of Stainless 18/0. We offer a range of finishes as well; All Satin, Hammered, Mirror, and the extremely polished Full Mirror. No matter your taste, we have the flatware that you will want to use every day for the rest of your life. Stainless steel is extremely easy to care for. For 30 years, Ginkgo has been designing quality products to please even the most discerning customer.

Ginkgo Collection - Newest pattern: Corrie

The latest addition to the Ginkgo collection features a full rounded handle with recessed center and polished, rounded edges that afford great comfort and balance in the hand. Corrie has a high polish finish with fine attention to detail. This makes CORRIE the ideal design for everyday. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe.

Ginkgo Collection - Lafayette, our signature pattern

Designed by Wes Helmick in the 15th and 16th century colonial period, when silver tableware was made from silver coins, since our country did not have any silver mines at this time. The coins were melted down, shaped, and hammered to their final form. Lafayette is a beautiful rendition of the hand hammered flatware of the colonial period. If a rustic, hammered look is what you're going for, look no further than Lafayette pattern. With its hammered finish and clean design, the Lafayette pattern is ready for everyday use. From kids to your most distinguished guests, the Lafayette collection is sure to please. The handles taper from a slender neck to a rounded tab end which lifts up off the table. The spoon bowls are squared off for a contemporary look, the forks feature extra-long tines, and the knife is constructed of one solid piece. We offer this pattern in a variety of ways; Set of 20, Set of 42, 5-piece place setting, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe.

Ginkgo Collection - Naples and Norse, popular patterns

Almost every pattern in this collection was inspired by some exotic locale around the world. Escape at your own dinner table, in this case to Naples, Italy with our Naples Flatware. This pattern offers a great hand feel with it's heavy forged handles, engraved with 3 simple bands, are reminiscent of Italian columns. Use your Naples flatware for casual or formal entertaining alike. Our Naples flatware is available in the following sets; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set and finally open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. Designed to enhance the look of your table and feel good in your hand. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. The Norse collection on the other hand was influenced by Scandinavian design. The pattern features sleek, straight handles. Norse flatware is ideal for both casual and formal dining. It is simple, versatile and will go with any decor. With a clean, straight-lined handle, gleaming mirror-polished finish and sophisticated Scandinavian design, Norse flatware by Ginkgo is a sharp look for your table. All pieces are made from 18/0 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe.

Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that best complements your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Collection are:
      • Bergen
      • Linden
        • Bonnie
        • President
        • Sanibel
        • Simple
        • Skandia
        • Svelte
        • Varberg
        Ginkgo Collection - Ginkgo Select

        Ginkgo Select is a sub-group within our Ginkgo collection. This selection differs in that all of these patterns are offered in 18/10 Stainless Steel.

        Ginkgo Select -Charlie, the newest pattern

        Our Charlie pattern is sleek and thin, with an arched handle giving every piece great weight and feel. This is a distinct minimalist aesthetic geared for the contemporary table, but elegant in every way and suited to casual and formal settings. Charlie is offered on a variety of ways; 42-piece, 20-piece, 5-piece, and open stock. Start with a set of 20 or 42 and then add pieces as needed. All pieces are made from 18/10 stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. 20-piece, 5-piece, 4-piece hostess set, and finally open stock.

        Please check out all of our patterns to find the one that compliments your personal style. Other patterns in our Ginkgo Select Collection are:
        • Burton
        • Fontur
        • Platinum
        • Patriot
        • Seadrift
        • Starlight
        • Woodruff
        Caring for your Ginkgo Flatware:

        Most stainless steel spoons and forks available in the USA are marked with their steel chemistry; usually 18/0, 18/8, or 18/10. All of these compositions should give you years of use with limited maintenance. If you notice discoloring, or small oxidation marks on your stainless, it can usually be cleaned off with hot soapy water, and a sponge. If that doesn't do the trick, use a good quality stainless polish. Often, a rust spot on your flatware is not the flatware itself, but a dissimilar steel peeler or other item leaning against it in the dishwasher.

        There are many unique finishes available in our Ginkgo Collection. The most durable and stain resistant is our high gloss mirror finish. A smooth mirror finish leaves little for oxidizing agents to attack. Satin finish breaks the surface of the steel, so it is more prone to staining. However, satin finishes, like on our Norse pattern, can be revitalized simple by scrubbing (in the direction of the grain) with a delicate scrubbing sponge or very fine steel wool. This cleans off the surface, and adds more micro scratches.

        Stainless Steel. What do the numbers mean?

        In metallurgy, stainless steel is defined as a steel alloy with a minimum of 11.5% chromium content by mass. Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel (it "stains less"), but it is not stain-proof. As an example, mayonnaise left on a knife blade in the sink seems to stain the blade a darker color. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment to which the material will be subjected in its lifetime. Common uses of stainless steel are cutlery and watch straps. Stainless steel differs from carbon steel by amount of chromium present. Carbon steel rusts when exposed to air and moisture. This iron oxide film is active and accelerates corrosion by forming more iron oxide. Stainless steels have sufficient amount of chromium present so that a passive film of chromium oxide forms which prevents further corrosion. Stainless steel's resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and affordability make it an ideal base material for a host of commercial applications. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel, of which fifteen are most common. There are different types of stainless steels: when nickel is added, for instance, the austenite structure of iron is stabilized. This crystal structure makes such steels non-magnetic and less brittle at low temperatures. For greater hardness and strength, carbon is added. When subjected to adequate heat treatment, these steels are used as razor blades, cutlery, flatware, etc. A typical composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, commonly known as 18/8 stainless, is often used in flatware. 18/8 has approximately 18% chromium, and from 8-10 percent nickel. The nomenclature 18/8, and 18/10 are sometimes both used to represent the same type steel. 18/0 has 18 percent chromium, and no nickel. This common steel is often used in flatware sets as it combines the stain resistant elements of 18/8 at a lower cost. In recent years the price of nickel has increased by tenfold.

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        Ginkgo
        $180.00
        at Kohl's

        Set a charming table with this Ginkgo Celtic flatware set. Each handle features a detailed reproduction of an original handmade st...erling design, giving this set a unique, handcrafted feel. For more entertaining options, shop our entire selection of Ginkgo flatware online at Kohls.com. read more

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        $119.99
        at Sears.com

        42 pc Flatware Set Set includes 8 each: salad forks, dinner forks, dinner knives, dinner spoons, and teaspoons, as well as two sol...id serving spoons. read more

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        Gracefully curved like the wing of a bird in flight, the aptly-named Flight flatware collection features a dramatically-arched des...ign, with an unadorned handle and simple rounded end that will compliment virtually any contemporary decor style. read more

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        Ginkgo 079914140317 Sophistication defines the Woodruff style flatware by Ginkgo. Woodruff has a mirror finish and a triangular ha...ndle pattern. It is great for both every day dining and classy affairs. The extremely versatile Woodruff style will go with any decor. With 18/10 stainless steel protecting the flatware against corrosion, Woodruff is well made and durable. This flatware is sure to last and will make an excellent addition to your table. Set Includes:Serving spoonPierced serving spoonCold meat forkSauce ladle Features: -Versatile design.-18/10 Stainless steel.-Dishwasher safe.-Product Type: Ladle; Meat Fork; Pierced Table Spoon; Serving Spoon.-Material: Stainless Steel Flatware.-Handle Pattern: Undecorated.-Handle Material: Stainless Steel.-Collection: Woodruff. read more

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        Streamline your place settings with this Ginkgo Charlie flatware. Its sleek and elegant shape has been stylishly formed to fit com...fortably in your hand, making this stunning set a must-have for dinner parties. For more entertaining options, shop our entire selection of Ginkgo flatware online at Kohls.com. read more

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        The Mariko pattern by Ginkgo is the ideal blend of both classic style and simplicity. It is wonderful for both casual and formal d...ining occasions. With 18/0 stainless steel protecting the flatware against corrosion Mariko is well made and durable. This flatware is sure to last and will make an excellent addition to your table. Features: Mirror finish. Versatile design. 18/0 Stainless steel. Dishwasher safe. read more

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        The Firenze flatware pattern from Ginkgo is transitional in design and feels great in your hand. The 20-piece place setting includ...es four each of the following: a dinner fork, dinner knife, dinner spoon, and one teaspoon. All pieces are heavy weight and made of forged 18/10 stainless steel. Dishwasher safe. 20-piece flatware set for 4 inspired by Florence, Italy 4 each: 9-3/4-inch dinner knife; 7-3/4-inch dinner fork; 7-1/4-inch salad fork; 7-1/2-inch soup spoon; 6-1/4-inch teaspoon Forged of 18/10 stainless steel in mirror finish Heavy-weight and beautifully balanced Dishwasher-safe read more

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        Ginkgo 28031-0 Features: -4 Piece hostess set includes 1 serving spoon, 1 pierced serving spoon, 1 fork and 1 ladle. -Svelte colle...ction. -Material: Forged 18/10 Stainless steel. -Weighted. -Balanced. -Slim and sleek. -Dishwasher safe. -Manufacturer provides one year warranty. read more

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        The Linden flatware set is a clean pattern with oversized formal continental dinner forks and soup spoons. This pattern can be use...d for formal place settings or for a fun everyday use that will strike your guests as very functional. Each pointed tip evokes the dense, heart-shaped leaves of the popular linden tree, with strong, well-weighted pieces in high polish finish.The pattern is European sized for both formal and casual usage and exhibits remarkable fit and finish in the rolled and graded tines and bowls, as well as the polishing between the tinesattention to detail, rare at this value. by Ginkgo - Mirror Finish Hold N Storage 20 Piece Set Place Settings Service for 4 34015 by Ginkgo Mirror Finish #34015 - Dining Sets read more

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        The rich faceting of Lafayette's hammered finish captures the look of antique sterling, where the craftsman's careful plenishing b...lows added intricate design to the simplest of forms. Here the commmon round tip becomes a detailed and sparkling design that adds rich complement to a casual brunch or a formal dinner.truly, the perfect pattern for every occasion. Lafayette's handle is bell-shaped. Stainless steel is extremely easy to care for! For 30 years, Ginkgo has been designing quality products to please the customer. Features: 18/0 stainless steel Dishwasher safe Hammered finish. by Ginkgo - Hammered Finish Hold N Storage Lafayette 20-Piece Stainless-Steel Flatware Place Setting, Service for 4 36015 by Ginkgo Hammered Finish #36015 - Dining Sets read more

        Gorham
        $1,120.00
        at Amazon

        Whether you're having a candlelight dinner for two or a holiday feast for the entire family, transform a meal into an event. Gorha...m's commitment to superior quality and workmanship is evident in every piece of its sterling silver flatware. Many of Gorham's sterling silver designs are in high demand in today's collectibles market. Gorham brings you sensational sterling flatware designs that complement a wide variety of table settings. Fairfax is that rare design that never goes out of style, yet complements every decorating taste, from traditional to contemporary. read more

        Mepra
        $410.37
        at Amazon

        Set Includes 6 European Size Table Spoon, 6 Table Fork, 6 Table Knife Solid Handle, 6 European Coffee Spoon.

        Gorham
        $1,200.00
        at Amazon

        Whether you're having a candlelight dinner for two or a holiday feast for the entire family, transform a meal into an event. Gorha...m's commitment to superior quality and workmanship is evident in every piece of its sterling silver flatware. Many of Gorham's sterling silver designs are in high demand in today's collectibles market. Gorham brings you sensational sterling flatware designs that complement a wide variety of table settings.With its intricate sculpting, Buttercup is jewelry for the table. And expert Gorham craftsmanship makes this ornate pattern a real gem. read more

        Gorham
        $10,800.00
        at Amazon

        Whether you're having a candlelight dinner for two or a holiday feast for the entire family, transform a meal into an event. Gorha...m's commitment to superior quality and workmanship is evident in every piece of its sterling silver flatware. Many of Gorham's sterling silver designs are in high demand in today's collectibles market. Gorham brings you sensational sterling flatware designs that complement a wide variety of table settings.Strasbourg is defined by lovely scrollwork that follows the gently curved handles of each fork, knife and spoon. An elegant statement for your dining room table. 46-Piece set includes 8 salad forks 6-1/2-inch, 8 place forks 7-1/2-inch, 8 place knives 9-inch, 8 place spoons 7-inch, 8 teaspoons 6-1/4-inch, 1 cold meat fork 10-inch, 1 tablespoon 10-inch, 1 prcd tablspoon 10, 1 butter knife 5-inch, 1 sugar spoon 5-inch, 1 pie server 10-3/4-inch read more

        WMF
        $275.00
        at Amazon

        Suitable for entertaining yet durable enough for everyday use, this wmf 'no.1' 44-piece flatware set is designed to complement any... dinnerware for up to eight guests, and is made of heavyweight cromargan 18/10 stainless steel, so it won't rust or corrode. The no. 1 pattern is a clean, contemporary european design polished to a bright mirror finish. The set includes 8 each: dinner forks, dinner knives, salad forks, dinner spoons, teaspoons, plus two solid serving spoons, and 1 each: serving fork, meat/pickle fork, butter spreader. This no.1 flatware is dishwasher-safe and never needs polishing. Made in Vietnam. read more

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        Mepra
        $1,072.09
        at Amazon

        Set Includes 12 European Size Table Spoon, 12 Table Fork, 12 Table Knife Solid Handle, 12 European Coffee Spoon. 1 Soup Ladle,.

        Oneida
        $170.00
        at Amazon

        Design is the first thing that draws you to a pattern. But silverware or flatware should feel comfortable and natural in your hand... as well. You may notice some Oneida designs are rounded or even fully dimensional. These patterns are crafted through a forging process, blending shape with function. Form-driven designs bring a higher level of quality and an exceptional feel to the dining experience. When you pick up a premium Oneida 18/10 stainless design, you can truly see and feel the difference. Every piece is carefully weighted, balanced, and finished to deliver outstanding performance. read more

        Reed & Barton
        $165.00
        at Amazon

        A softly hammered finish and modern working ends create a sense of elegance and style in the Hollis 45-Piece Set from R+B everyday.... Crafted in fine 18/10 stainless steel, this set includes eight 5-piece place settings and five essential serving pieces: a Tablespoon, Pierced Tablespoon, Cold Meat Fork, Sugar Spoon and Butter Knife. Elegantly packaged for gift-giving. read more

        Wallace
        $150.00
        at Amazon

        Expertly-crafted from polished, top-quality 18/10 stainless steel, Wallace Arlington flatware is designed to complement any tablet...op decor. Designed with a classic ridged border, this set features continental oversized pieces for greater weight and excellent balance. 45-piece set, service for 8, includes 8 each of: dinner fork, salad fork, dinner knife, dinner spoon and teaspoon, plus serving tablespoon, pierced tablespoon, cold meat fork, butter knife and sugar spoon. Dishwasher safe. read more

        Hampton Forge Essenstahl
        $129.99
        at Amazon

        The city of Essen, Germany, is known for producing the highest quality of steel available. Essen also means "to eat". Essenstahl e...mbraces the heritage of German metal work and is the professional's choice. These are perfectly balanced, stable, ergonomically shaped and act as a natural extension of the body whether cutting or eating. Durability and comfort are key features of Essenstahl. This is the legacy of German engineering at its finest. An array of circles creates a lively geometric pattern for Stepping Stone. Made of 18/10 stainless steel this 45 piece set is dishwasher safe and has a 25-year warranty. Brilliantly polished to a mirror finish, this set includes 8 dinner forks, 8 dinner knives, 8 dinner spoons, 8 salad forks and 8 teaspoons and 1 solid serving spoon, 1 slotted serving spoon, 1 cold meat server, 1 sugar shell and 1 butter spreader. read more

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