For reference the knives are 8 1/2 long. I was told that it was a wedding gift in the 50s and never used. Very substantial total weight about 9 lbs. Tarnished, box dirty from long storage, top caved in. It is vintage, and any imperfections that have occurred only add to the charm and uniqueness.If you are expecting it to be new in the box, never touched by life or human hands, it is not for you. The item "Italy 800 Vintage Silver Plated Flatware 12 Serving Ladle 6 Piece Setting 76" is in sale since Saturday, September 03, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Flatware & Silverware". The seller is "haillais" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.