Oyster Shucking Knives

IMG_7881Find the right grip for you! Custom hand-forged oyster knives are made in many styles for varying shell forms and most are available in stainless as well as high carbon steel. Handles are available in a variety of shapes to meet personal preferences.; easy to clean, store and carry anywhere. These blades are comfortable hold to give you maximum leverage with oysters;  must-haves for anyone who appreciates the history and beauty of handmade crafts, the utility of durable products and, of course, the joy of eating oysters!

Producing a quality oyster knife is certainly no easy task. It must be brutishly strong, yet also very nimble. It must IMG_7875also be highly durable, as it is expected to be able to endure the splitting of hundreds or perhaps even thousands of “oyster rocks” in the course of many years to come. It must light enough for a professionals to work it swiftly for hours on end and not tire of its handling weight. Hint: Check out the BIG GRIP IMG_7878oyster shucking knives with larger handle – Click on images to enlarge and view knife details!

There are two key considerations in assessing the value of an oyster knife: Design – Is the overall design of the blade and handle optimal for the size and type of oyster destined to be opened by a particular opening method? Secondly, Quality of Materials – Did the knife-maker choose high quality materials or did he cut corners? Is the knife ready to go the distance with countless oysters or will all or part of its assembly and materials likely soon fail?

I have taken all these concerns into consideration when I created my selection of oyster knives. See the descriptions of individual knives below, and if you are interested in  one of these designs, please contact me at 51gonzo46@gmail.com.

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1. Galveston Shucker – Total length 4 inches; Dymondwood Sports Camo  Handle; 401 Stainless Steel Blade 1 1/2 inches; Fits easily in your pocket – No longer available

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Reverse Side – No longer available

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2. Galveston Shucker – Total length 4 inches; Ultra Dymondwood Handle; 401 Stainless Steel Blade 1 1/2 inch; Fits easily in your pocket        No longer available

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Reverse side No longer available

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3. Galveston Shucker – Total length 4 inches; Cactus Dymondwood Handle; 401 Stainless Steel Blade 1 1/2 inch; Fits easily in your pocket

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4. Damascus Steel Shucker – Total Length 5 1/2 inches; Dakota Iron Wood Handle; Damascus Steel Blade 2 1/2 inches

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5. Damascus Steel Shucker – large handle – Total length 7 inches; Earth Dymondwood Handle; Blade 2 1/2 inches

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6. New Orleans Shucker Total length 6 3/4; Camo Supreme Dymondwood Handle; Blade Custom Manufactured Steel 2 3/4 inches No longer available

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Reverse side No longer available

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7. New Orleans Shucker Total length 6 3/4; Camo Supreme Dymondwood Handle; Blade Custom Manufactured Steel 2 3/4 inches        No longer available

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Reverse side – No longer available

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8. New Orleans Shucker 7 inches length; Indigo Blue Dymondwood Handle; Blade Custom Manufactured Steel 2 3/4 inches

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Reverse side

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9. Low Country Shucker Length 7 inches; Spring Camo Dymondwood Handle; 3 inch Stainless Steel Blade No longer available

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Reverse side No longer available

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10. Low Country Shucker 7 inch; Ultra Wood Dymondwood Handle; 3 inch Stainless Steel Blade

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Reverse side

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11. Low Country Shucker 7 inch; Spring Camo Dymondwood Handle; 3 inch Stainless Steel Blade.   No longer available

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Reverse side. No longer available

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12. Low Country Shucker 7 inch in length; Ultra Dymondwood Handle; 3 inch Stainless Steel Blade

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Reverse side

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13. Low Country Shucker; 7 inch in length; 4 inch Oak Wood Handle; 3 inch Stainless Steel Blade

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14. Low Country Shucker; 7 inch in length; 4 inch Oak Wood Handle; 3 inch Stainless Steel Blade

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15. Low Country Shucker; 7 inch in length; Note the Oyster Shell in the 4 inch Dymondwood Handle; 3 inch Stainless Steel Blade No longer available

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Reverse image No longer available

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16. Low Country Shucker; 7 inch in length; Notice the Oyster Shell image carved in the 4 inch Oak Wood Handle; 3 inch Stainless Steel Blade No longer available

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Reverse image No longer available

 

NEW… Introducing Large “THE BIG GRIP”!

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17. No longer available. Edisto Blade Knife 7 1/2 inch in length, Stainless Steel Blade alone is 3 1/8 inch in length, Extra Large Kiln Dried Wood Handle 4 inches in length with 1 inch thick grip, Large Brass Guard 5/16  x 2 3/4 inch

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18. Edisto Blade Knife 8 inch in length, Stainless Steel Blade alone is 3 1/8 inch in length, Extra Large Dymondwood Handle 4 1/2 inches in length with 1 inch thick grip, Large Brass Guard 1/2  x 4 x 1/2 inch

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19. Edisto Blade Knife 7 1/2 inch in length, Stainless Steel Blade alone is 3 1/8 inch in length, Extra Large Kiln Dried Wood Handle 4 inches in length with 1 inch thick grip, Large Brass Guard 5/16 x 2 3/4 inch No longer available

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Reverse image No longer available

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20. Edisto Blade Knife 8 inch total length, Stainless Steel Blade alone is 3 1/8 inch in length, Extra Large Dymondwood Handle 5 inches in length with 1 inch thick grip,

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21. Edisto Blade Knife 7 1/4 inch in length, Stainless Steel Blade alone is 3 1/8 inch in length, Extra Large Kiln Dried Wood Handle 4 inches in length with 1 inch thick grip, Large Brass Guard 1/2x 1/4  x 2 inch

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22. Edisto Blade Knife 7 1/4 inch in length, Stainless Steel Blade alone is 3 1/8 inch in length, Extra Large Dymondwood Handle 4 inches in length with 1 inch thick grip, Large Brass Guard 5/16 x 2 1/4 inch

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23. Edisto Blade Knife 7 1/4 inch in length, Stainless Steel Blade alone is 3 1/8 inch in length, Extra Large Kiln Dried Wood Handle 4 inches in length with 1 inch thick grip, Large Brass Guard 5/16 x 2 1/4 inch

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24. Edisto Blade Knife 7 1/8 inch in length, Stainless Steel Blade alone is 3 1/8 inch in length, Extra Large Kiln Dried Wood Handle 3 3/4 inches in length with 1 inch thick grip, Large Brass Guard 5/16 x 1 3/4 inch

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25. New Orleans Shucker 7 inches total length; Oak Wood Handle 4 inch; Blade Custom Manufactured Steel 2 3/4 inches

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THE “BIG GRIP” TURNED HANDLE

Oyster Shucking Knives

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26. Edisto Blade Knife 8 1/2 inch total length, Stainless Steel Blade alone is 3 1/8 inch in length, Extra Large Oak Ribbed Wood Handle 5 inches in length with 1 inch thick grip

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27. Edisto Blade Knife with Brass Ring Guard  9 inch total length, Stainless Steel Blade alone is 3 1/8 inch in length Blue Dymondwood Handle 5 3/4 inches in length with 1 inch thick grip

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Reverse side

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28. Edisto Blade Knife 9 1/2 inch total length, Stainless Steel Blade alone is 3 1/8 inch in length, Extra Large Oak Ribbed Wood Handle 6 1/2 inches in length with 1 inch thick grip

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Reverse side

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29. Edisto Blade Knife 8 1/4 inch total length, Stainless Steel Blade alone is 3 1/8 inch in length, Extra Large Dymondwood Handle 5 inches in length with 1 inch thick grip

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Reverse side

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30. Edisto Blade Knife 9 1/2 inch total length, Stainless Steel Blade alone is 3 1/8 inch in length, Extra Large Oak Ribbed Wood Handle 6 1/2 inches in length with 1 inch thick grip

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Reverse side

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31. Edisto Blade Knife 8 inch total length, Stainless Steel Blade alone is 3 1/8 inch in length, Extra Large Oak Ribbed Wood Handle 5 inches in length with 1 inch thick grip

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Railroad Spike Oyster Shucking  and Cutting Knives

Each knife has it’s own unique, hand-forged twist. Click on image to see enlarged view of each type of knife.

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Hand-forged and turned oyster shucking knives. Each knife is unique and shaped differently according to the railroad spike curve.

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Knives made from railroad spikes can cut most food items. A wonderful and unique gift for anyone.

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Both oyster and cutting knives are created from recycled railroad spikes.

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Disclaimer: The New Orleans Shucker blade is created in the workshop, not factory manufactured. There may be imperfections in the blade since it is hand-forged. All handles are made of natural wood grains which have imperfections. Handles are adhered to blades using various methods including glue and pins, heat, or solder; the handles are not machine manufactured.

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