The only issue is some pitting on the blades of the knives. This is typical, I assume that Oneida uses a thinner metal for the knives and this can occur. See below for pattern identification and look at the pictures closely! How to differentiate between similar Oneida Patterns: Colonial Boston-Minute Man-Yorktown-Colonial Square-Independence-Yankee Clipper.There has always been a lot of confusion between similar Oneida Stainless patterns that have a similar, colonial influence look, but are distinctly different. This guide will explain the subtle differences. These patterns are as follows. Colonial Boston aka Minute Man. All have a rounded, paddle-type handle with a satin finish. Look quickly and they look the same, but that's not the case.
So, how can you tell which is which? First, check the backstamp, which is the writing on the back of the handle on the forks and spoons. The backstamp of "Oneida SSS", or "SSS" narrows your search. These are either Colonial Boston aka Minute Man...
Here is where the TIP of the handle comes into the equasion. Both the Colonial Boston/Minute Man and Yorktown/Colonial Square curve UPWARD at the tip. However, Yorktown/Colonial Square has a SLIGHT EDGE around the tip while the Colonial Boston/Minute Man does not.Independence has the backstamp of "Oneida Deluxe" with the tip curving DOWNWARD, and has a slight edge around the tip of the handle. Yankee Clipper has the backstamp, "Stainless USA by Oneida", "Oneida Ltd, Scientific", or "Deluxe" and curves DOWNWARD with NO edge. The item "Oneida sss Minuteman Colonial Boston svc/12+++ 79pc lot m8" is in sale since Saturday, March 10, 2018.
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