To have a fully equipped cutlery set is not that difficult as it entails only a few items in each. It will begin with the forks, move over to the spoons and then top it off with the knives. That is all you need to say that you have a set of cutlery in your kitchen. The different kinds of these forks, knives and spoons however are a different story all together.What the makers of these cutleries use in their manufacturing is infinite in number. It is almost as if they can be made from anything. The most common materials to come across however are plastics, wood and metals. This is because they are reasonably easy to be accessed and not too expensive to afford. There is however the high end materials like silver, gold and other precious materials also being used to make cutlery.The price of cutlery cannot be given a specific quote anymore because of this high number of different materials that can be used to mold them from. A spoon that is diamond studded will definitely not cost the same amount of money as a simple plastic spoon. When shopping for your cutlery therefore the price will be dictated by this among other things.Cutlery from my point of view can be divided into two main categories. This is according to their durability or rather how long one is intending on keeping and using them. They would therefore be the cutlery for keep and the cutlery that you discard of after use. The cutlery for keep is made of tough substances like metal while the ones that you intend to throw away after use would be made from materials of the opposite nature.When some people go shopping for their cutlery they do not intend on just keeping them for two or three years. They would like to keep them for even more than decades. They would therefore pass them down from generation to generation as their family heirlooms. It is not a strange thing to find them engraved with the family's name or crest.Another function that your cutlery set can have apart from being a means of eating your food lies in their aesthetic value. The cutlery set that you have can be an exhibition of your wealth for example. They could be made from expensive materials like silver that shows whoever is using them that you have the money to afford silver articles.Where one can buy their cutlery is not such a big problem. The places that sell cutlery are a dime a dozen in any town. If you want a particular type also you may have them made especially for you to your liking at an extra charge. This is especially applying to those people who want to keep them for decades and hand them down their family lineage.