Flatware, or also referred to as cutlery, refers to any type of hand implement used in preparing, serving, and eating food. These are the knife, fork, and spoon. There are also hybrid versions, combining the functionality of different eating implements, like the spork (combination of spoon and fork), spife (combination of spoon and knife), and the sporf (combination of spoon, fork, and knife). Traditionally, good quality of these was made of silver, although stainless steel was always used for more utilitarian knives. Plastic is also used, and is disposable. These are frequently used outdoors, at fast food chains, take away outlets, as well as with airline meals. These come in different colors, designs, and patterns to choose from. Stainless steel flatware come in different types, like a butter knives, butter spreaders, cocktail forks, dinner forks, dinner knives, European forks, European knives, fish knives, flatware sets, forks, gravy ladles, iced teaspoons, knives, oyster forks, salad forks, spoons, steak knives, and table knives. These are often sold in sets, and are offered in a range of prices that will satisfy any budget. These and other essentials are available at restaurant supply or catering supply stores.