Birks Sterling Silver Flatware Guide

Birks Sterling Silver Flatware:

Matching pieces to your Birks sterling silver flatware can be a bit of a challenge if you don’t know what to ask for. Birks made a wide range of pieces and patterns over the years, all of which are discontinued. Birks started making sterling cutlery 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 to help you identify your Birks flatware.

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Birks Sterling Silver Place Pieces

birks sterling silver knives

Knives from left to right (sizes are approximate and vary by pattern):

  • Dinner Knife (French Blade) 9.75″
  • Dinner Knife (Modern Blade) 9.5″
  • Luncheon Knife (French Blade) 8 7⁄8″
  • Luncheon Knife (Modern Blade) 8 5⁄8″
  • Steak Knife 8 5⁄8″
  • Fish Knife 8 5⁄8″
  • Butter Spreader (Hollow Handle)
  • Butter Spreader Flat Handle.


birks sterling silver forks

Forks from left to right (sizes are approximate and vary by pattern):

  • Dinner Fork 7.5″
  • Luncheon Fork 7″
  • Fish Fork
  • Salad Fork 5 7⁄8″
  • Seafood Fork 5 3⁄8″




birks sterling silver spoons

Spoons from left to right (sizes are approximate):

  • Coffee Spoon 4″
  • 5 o’clock Teaspoon 5 1⁄4″
  • Large Teaspoon 5 5⁄8″
  • Citrus Spoon
  • Dessert Spoon 7″
  • Large Soup Spoon 6.75″
  • Cream Soup Spoon 5 5⁄8″
  • Bouillon Spoon


[Special note for Old English pattern only: Dinner and Luncheon Forks are available with the bottom tip facing up (shown at the top of the photo) or facing down “reversed” (shown at the bottom of the photo). In the 18th century when this pattern was designed, forks were laid face down on the table so Birks offered the traditional “tip-up” version and the more modern “reversed” version]



Birks Sterling Silver Serving Pieces

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

birks sterling silver serving pieces
Serving Pieces from left to right:

  • Master Butter Knife 6.5″
  • Pate Slice
  • Bar/ Cheese Knife
  • Sauce Ladle
  • Sugar Spoon
  • Pickle Fork 5 7⁄8″
  • Lemon Fork

Serving Pieces from left to right:

  • Gravy Ladle 6 3⁄8″
  • Pierced Tablespoon 8.5″
  • Tablespoon 8.5″
  • Tomato Server
  • Pie Slice (offset)
  • Serving Fork
  • Cold Meat Fork


Serving Pieces from left to right:

  • Pie Slice 9″
  • Fish Serving Fork
  • Fish Serving Knife
  • Carving Fork
  • Carving Knife 14″
  • Bread Knife
  • Cake Knife
  • Salad Serving Set



Birks Sterling Silver Flatware Patterns:

Birks made several timeless flatware patterns, some of which were in production for over 100 years. Please see the photos below if you need help with Birks sterling flatware pattern identification.

Birks sterling silver George II Plain Pattern
George II
Birks sterling silver George II Engraved Pattern
George II Engraved
Birks sterling silver London Engraved Pattern
London Engraved
Birks Saxon Pattern
Birks Old English Pattern
Old English
Birks sterling silver Louis XV Pattern
Louis XV
Birks sterling silver Chantilly Pattern
Birks sterling silver Georgian Plain Pattern
Georgian Plain
Birks sterling silver Georgian Engraved Pattern
Georgian Engraved
Birks sterling Queens Pattern
Birks sterling silver Brentwood Pattern
Birks sterling silver Gadroon Pattern
Birks sterling silver Laurentian Pattern
Birks sterling silver Francis I Pattern
Francis I
Birks sterling silver Pompadour Pattern
Birks sterling Tudor Royal Pattern
Tudor Royal
Birks Tudor Plain Pattern
Tudor Plain