The Victorian era's devotion to excess and improved metalworking techniques led to the creation of utensils on a scale that had never occurred before. These items were not created to address real need, but rather indulge the Victorian penchant for specialty. Nearly every entr�e and side dish had it's own utensil, and you thought your formal dinner was complicated. From bacon forks to asparagus tongs, Victorians designed tools with surprisingly specific functions. These pieces are now highly collectable and are among the most interesting, and fun, items to treat your guests to.