"As they say in Italy, Italians were eating with a knife and fork when the French were still eating each other. The Medici family had to bring their Tuscan cooks up there so they could make something edible"
Yes, Same set sounds like. Nice gold looking plating on some of the blades. Also, like a crisscross pattern on the bottom of the back springs and divider. I like the way the box opens up,too. Wonder what they would charge in 2005 to make a set with that much workmanship invested?