This stainless steel flatware is very heavy weight and very high quality stainless steel. It has 18% chrome and 8% nickel content. This pattern has a Shield Design that would add that special touch to any formal occasion. Many of our customers buy our flatware for wedding parties instead of renting. They then give the flatware as gifts to the bride and groom, donate to a charity for a tax write-off or save for the next wedding for their other children or friends children.