Cutlery refers to hand tools used at the dining table while dining. This includes spoon, fork, knives among the basic cutlery set. Cutlery has come to be famous since the 17th century in England in the city of Sheffield.
Cutlery is mostly made of silverware or flatware or any metal. The word cutlery comes from the French word coutelier which means knife.
Cutlery now has expanded from being just made of metal to also being made of soft and hard plastics. These are more for one time use or for the need of travel friendly cutlery which is when more eating implements like the spork, spife, knork and the spork came about.