Birks Sterling Flatware Guide

Birks Sterling Place Pieces:

Matching pieces to your Birks sterling flatware can be a bit of a challenge if you don’t know what to ask for. Birks has made a wide range of pieces and patterns over the years, all of which are discontinued. Birks started making sterling flatware in the 1890s and some of their patterns were in production for generations. Over the years there have been many variations in shapes and sizes. The following is a brief explanation of the various pieces that Birks has made over the years.

Birks Sterling Knife Blades

Birks Sterling Knives

From left to right:

Modern Blade (c1960 – 2010),

French Blade (c1930-1960),

Paddle Blade (c1900 – c1930). Sizes vary slightly with both blade style and pattern.

Dinner Size: 9.25″ to 9.75″

Luncheon Size: 8 5/8″ to 8 7/8″

Birks Sterling Spoons

Oval Bowl Spoons

From left to right:

Tablespoon (8.5″),

Dessert Spoon (7″),

Large Teaspoon (5.5″),

5 O’clock Teaspoon (5 1/8″),

Coffee Spoon (4″). Sizes vary slightly by pattern.

 

 

Birks Sterling Soup Spoons

Round Bowl Spoons

From left to right:

Gumbo (the pre war version of the large soup spoon had a deep, tear drop shaped bowl, 6 3/4″), Round Bowl Soup (6 5/8″),

Cream Soup Spoon (5 5/8″),

Bouillon Spoon (gold plated bowl, 5″).  Sizes vary slightly by pattern.

Birks Sterling Forks

Forks

From left to right:

Dinner Fork (7 5/8″),

Luncheon Fork (7″),

Salad Fork (also used for pastry, 5 7/8″),

Seafood Fork (5 3/8″). Sizes vary slightly by pattern.

[Special note for Old English pattern only: Dinner and Luncheon Forks are available with the bottom tip facing up (shown left) or facing down (“reversed”). Click here to find out why.]

 

 

 

Birks Sterling Serving Pieces

Birks Sterling Serving Pieces:

Birks made a wide variety of serving pieces for every pattern, many of which are discontinued. The size and configuration of the servers changed throughout the years. Some of the most common serving pieces are shown below.

Common Birks Serving Pieces

From left to right:

Pickle Fork ( 5 7/8″),

Cold Meat Fork (7 3/8″),

Pie Knife (9 1/4″),

Cake Knife (9 3/4″),

Master Butter Knife (6 1/2″). Sizes vary slightly by pattern.

Birks Sterling Serving Pieces

Common Birks Serving Pieces

From left to right:

Tablespoon (8 1/4″),

Sugar Spoon (5 5/8″),

Berry Spoon (Hollow handle, 9″),

Mayonnaise Ladle (5 1/2″),

Gravy Ladle (6 3/8″). Sizes vary slightly by pattern.

Birks Sterling Serving Pieces

Discontinued Birks Serving Pieces

From left to right: Tomato Server (6 7/8″), Roast Beef Fork (8 5/8″), Cheese Scoop (5 7/8″), Berry spoon (flat handle, 7 3/4″), Pie Knife (flat handle, 8″). Sizes vary by pattern and by age.