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Well the last thing I needed to do is find another odd ball knife to collect but that's just what I did.
I'm sure plenty of people will tell me they're not odd at all. While they aren't really a fishing knife they are used by lovers of a particular type of of seafood -- I'm talking about the oyster shucker.
Surprisingly they come in a variety of shapes and sizes which means I will undoubtedly end up with more than one in the collection. I'm not goign to pretend to tell you what makes a good shucker. I'll leave that to someone who actually has shucked oysters. Heck, I've never even eaten one! One I can tell you was written at the R. Murphy Web Page. They've been making Shuckers for over a 100 years.
I suppose I could've bought the cheap-oh $5 shucker by South Bend but I decided to go for broke and bought a USA made one by R. Murphy. To top it off, rather than getting their cheapest model I went for the most expensive in their line; The Carolina Shucker.
Here is what they had to say:
Charleston Oyster Knife with 2-2/8 inch x 11/16 inch high carbon stainless steel (420HC) blade. This knife is perfect for southern oyster roasts. There is a high carbon stainless steel guard to protect your hand when breaking apart the clumps of naturally growing Southern oysters. The Bolivian Rosewood handle is turned, detailed & oiled to create a unique, beautiful design.
I've already got three other styles from other companies on order, all are less expensive than this one.
However, you have to admit this one is a true beauty!
That not only is a beauty but it is built for use! Very few oyster knives these days have guards and take from someone that has done it, many many folks have sliced open hands shucking oysters with a bad knife.
Now I need a bag of oysters to convince him
ewwwwww, the one thing I do miss about FL, proximity to seafood
Nice looking shucker...