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VinylonUnderground
Dec 14, 2020


This reminds me of the old porno threads where goon masters were able to identify a video based on scant information. It's been a long time since I've seen mastery like this.

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TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

I'M JUST HERE TO KISS TITTIESS AND WIN FOOTBALL GAMES!
(AND GET EVERYBODY FIRED)


JOHN CENA posted:

give dis guy a fork shaped plat icon

Here it is:


mercenarynuker, are you a flatware wizard? For real, I have a set that's missing a few utensils and I'd like to find them, or even better get a whole other set and double the size.

mystes
May 31, 2006



VinylonUnderground posted:

This reminds me of the old porno threads where goon masters were able to identify a video based on scant information. It's been a long time since I've seen mastery like this.
Maybe Corningware Home Select is just the "that pool" of the silverware world?

coronavirus
Jan 27, 2020

by Cyrano4747


unironically the best thread of 2020

mercenarynuker
Sep 10, 2008

i am the bruce of the willis


TITTIEKISSER69 posted:

Here it is:


mercenarynuker, are you a flatware wizard? For real, I have a set that's missing a few utensils and I'd like to find them, or even better get a whole other set and double the size.

Generally speaking, it's almost always easier to just get a new set. Like, you COULD go scouring for stuff, but...

neutral milf hotel
Oct 9, 2001

hail virus satan



coronavirus posted:

unironically the best thread of 2020

crabrock
Aug 2, 2002


shoutout to the Corning Museum of Glass in upstate NY, seriously one of the coolest museums i've been to.

bigperm
Jul 10, 2001
some obscure reference

mercenarynuker posted:

Looks like a Corningware Home Select, based on that finish and the squared off-ish base. The ones made before 1998 had that prominent stamp on the back, later models had it it reversed (the letters were inset, not raised). Unfortunately the line was discontinued in 2009, as the market has been flooded by cheaper imitators and lower-grade steel from other countries. Your model looks more burnished than most, but that's not a surprise if this is a thrift-store cast-off. Something to be aware of, the top bit (the tines and the, uh, scoop?) had a bad habit of flattening out and then breaking over time, so the likelihood of finding replacements, let along a full set, will be difficult. You might be able to find some on eBay or something, going rate should probably be no more than a buck per utensil, but I'd be frankly surprised if they were even that high. Shipping will probably be more. One thing to keep an eye on is that these are, superficially, very similar to Target's Threshold Kayden style, so it may be worthwhile to showroom one of those at your local Target in lieu of scouring sites hoping for orphan matches

Alright. I know everyone is busy 5'ing this but... how come a google search for 'Corningware Home Select Fork' doesn't come up with anything but casserole dishes? It doesn't look like corningware even makes silverware. Is there some grand repository of fork knowledge that could verify this? Because it seems like bullshit to me.

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


bigperm posted:

Alright. I know everyone is busy 5'ing this but... how come a google search for 'Corningware Home Select Fork' doesn't come up with anything but casserole dishes? It doesn't look like corningware even makes silverware. Is there some grand repository of fork knowledge that could verify this? Because it seems like bullshit to me.

look at this heretical motherfucker

Ass-penny
Jan 18, 2008



Sitting Here posted:

look at this heretical motherfucker

I mean, it does seem a little suspicious how little comes back looking for Corningware flatware.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?




Tunicate
May 15, 2012





mercenarynuker posted:

Looks like a Corningware Home Select, based on that finish and the squared off-ish base. The ones made before 1998 had that prominent stamp on the back, later models had it it reversed (the letters were inset, not raised). Unfortunately the line was discontinued in 2009, as the market has been flooded by cheaper imitators and lower-grade steel from other countries. Your model looks more burnished than most, but that's not a surprise if this is a thrift-store cast-off. Something to be aware of, the top bit (the tines and the, uh, scoop?) had a bad habit of flattening out and then breaking over time, so the likelihood of finding replacements, let along a full set, will be difficult. You might be able to find some on eBay or something, going rate should probably be no more than a buck per utensil, but I'd be frankly surprised if they were even that high. Shipping will probably be more. One thing to keep an eye on is that these are, superficially, very similar to Target's Threshold Kayden style, so it may be worthwhile to showroom one of those at your local Target in lieu of scouring sites hoping for orphan matches

Dude are trolling the thread or what?

Don't listen to this fork fraud. Look at the lines (and the early flare of the handle, putting more weight at the center of mass), this is obviously a Rebacraft design, probably part of Reed & Barton's RDS series of flatware. My gut is telling me it's a RDS9, and it has to be a pretty old one, since by 1998 they had moved production entirely to japan and korea rather than taiwan. Curvature is a little off but that's common with older pieces.

By popular demand
Jul 17, 2007

IT *BZZT* WASP ME--
IT WASP ME ALL *BZZT* ALONG!




Things are heating up ITT.

Scarodactyl
Oct 22, 2015




Tunicate posted:

Dude are trolling the thread or what?

Don't listen to this fork fraud. Look at the lines (and the early flare of the handle, putting more weight at the center of mass), this is obviously a Rebacraft design, probably part of Reed & Barton's RDS series of flatware. My gut is telling me it's a RDS9, and it has to be a pretty old one, since by 1998 they had moved production entirely to japan and korea rather than taiwan. Curvature is a little off but that's common with older pieces.

Scarodactyl
Oct 22, 2015




Go back to stacking spoons you fork fraud

mercenarynuker
Sep 10, 2008

i am the bruce of the willis


Tunicate posted:

Dude are trolling the thread or what?

Don't listen to this fork fraud. Look at the lines (and the early flare of the handle, putting more weight at the center of mass), this is obviously a Rebacraft design, probably part of Reed & Barton's RDS series of flatware. My gut is telling me it's a RDS9, and it has to be a pretty old one, since by 1998 they had moved production entirely to japan and korea rather than taiwan. Curvature is a little off but that's common with older pieces.

M8, Rebacraft almost always has little design filigree going on, or at least *shapes*. "Straight and plain" was not really in their oeuvre

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

Excuse me, I'm a gamer!!




This thread just got spicy

crabrock
Aug 2, 2002


maybe he meant this

https://www.corningware.com/products/5621/flatware--silverware?sort_by=created&sort_order=DESC

HootTheOwl
May 13, 2012

Hootin and shootin


mercenarynuker posted:

M8, Rebacraft almost always has little design filigree going on, or at least *shapes*. "Straight and plain" was not really in their oeuvre

Why should we believe you this tine?

mercenarynuker
Sep 10, 2008

i am the bruce of the willis


I can't tell it any clearer than this image about Rebacraft's design aesthetic

Tunicate
May 15, 2012





Rarity posted:

These are the forks my parents have

Next time you're there, flip them over and see where they were manufactured. As knives are nonreversable, you'll typically see that mark somewhere near the base of the blade rather than on the handle itself. The quality can vary pretty considerably between flatware putatively of the same design, especially when manufacturing keeps changing countries.

I think Crate and Barrel was selling a chinese-made copy for a while as well, but their prices are always really marked up so I wouldn't recommend it.

Scarodactyl
Oct 22, 2015




Oh yeah, sure, this looks the same.

curlingiron
Dec 15, 2006

Adventure Awaits!



mercenarynuker posted:

I can't tell it any clearer than this image about Rebacraft's design aesthetic



And yet: https://www.replacements.com/silver-reed-and-barton-rds9-stainless-fork/p/5734011

Tunicate
May 15, 2012





mercenarynuker posted:

I can't tell it any clearer than this image about Rebacraft's design aesthetic



Sure the Royal Bamboo is overly ornate (and dare I say it? Tacky!), but you're posting a picture which has the Narvik as well, which is the polar opposite in terms of design. I have to agree that they went too far when streamlining it (though people calling it a 'spork' was just hurtful and rude), but it was the 1980's, what do you expect?

nut
Jul 30, 2019


Imagine stepping to the king and missing, for all to see

bigperm
Jul 10, 2001
some obscure reference


This is the fork.

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk


bigperm posted:

This is the fork.

Leperflesh
May 17, 2007






bigperm posted:

This is the fork.

"Crafted in Korea"

and yet,

CobwebMustardseed posted:

Back of fork close up:

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?




OTOH, while I am not a fork expert, I'd guess they can make the same model of fork in multiple different factories

curlingiron
Dec 15, 2006

Adventure Awaits!



Leperflesh posted:

"Crafted in Korea"

and yet,


Tunicate posted:

My gut is telling me it's a RDS9, and it has to be a pretty old one, since by 1998 they had moved production entirely to japan and korea rather than taiwan. Curvature is a little off but that's common with older pieces.

Pretty sure the one I linked is the same model but newer.

Twenty Four
Dec 21, 2008




mercenarynuker posted:

Looks like a Corningware Home Select, based on that finish and the squared off-ish base. The ones made before 1998 had that prominent stamp on the back, later models had it it reversed (the letters were inset, not raised). Unfortunately the line was discontinued in 2009, as the market has been flooded by cheaper imitators and lower-grade steel from other countries. Your model looks more burnished than most, but that's not a surprise if this is a thrift-store cast-off. Something to be aware of, the top bit (the tines and the, uh, scoop?) had a bad habit of flattening out and then breaking over time, so the likelihood of finding replacements, let along a full set, will be difficult. You might be able to find some on eBay or something, going rate should probably be no more than a buck per utensil, but I'd be frankly surprised if they were even that high. Shipping will probably be more. One thing to keep an eye on is that these are, superficially, very similar to Target's Threshold Kayden style, so it may be worthwhile to showroom one of those at your local Target in lieu of scouring sites hoping for orphan matches

bigperm
Jul 10, 2001
some obscure reference

Leperflesh posted:

"Crafted in Korea"

and yet,

Oh do you have another, better matching fork to show the class?

Puppy Galaxy
Aug 1, 2004



if the fork guy was making poo poo up they should be permabanned imo

Leperflesh
May 17, 2007






curlingiron posted:

Pretty sure the one I linked is the same model but newer.

probably wouldn't match exactly then, I'd guess

bigperm posted:

Oh do you have another, better matching fork to show the class?

hell no

SalTheBard
Jan 26, 2005


I forgot to post my food for USPOL Thanksgiving but that's okay too!




Fallen Rib

I don't know what's real anymore.

curlingiron
Dec 15, 2006

Adventure Awaits!



Leperflesh posted:

probably wouldn't match exactly then, I'd guess

Sure, but I didnít say it did, just that there was a fork from the manufacturer that matched well and didnít have any flourishes, which is what mercenarynuker was arguing against.

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof



Canine Blues Arooo posted:

So, while you are at it, can you recommend me a flatware manufacturer that builds nice stuff assuming money is no object? I just want some Buy It For Life quality poo poo and everywhere I turn it seems to be trash.

I have several sets of Oneida stainless steel flatware that are nice quality, and I like them.

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grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


Pigsfeet on Rye posted:

I have several sets of Oneida stainless steel flatware that are nice quality, and I like them.

Just LOL if you don't have your flatware hand made from bog iron by a one-eyed, one-armed, one-legged, one-buttock-cheeked Norwegian name Bjarne.

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