Bond has 18/0 forks and spoons. The Knives are made from a high carbon steel so it retains its edge.
Staining and pitting is a rare phenomenon but does occur due to bad handling, especially in the inexpensive ranges with no nickel content. Knife blades are made from harder stainless steel in order to achieve a lasting edge but this harder steel has a lower corrosion resistance.
Prolonged contact with water is probably responsible for most staining and pitting trouble. The following guidelines should be noted to avoid any potential problems.