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Old 02-07-2015, 02:47 PM
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Had an oyster knife that a friend made years ago and I busted it last year. Was at the gun show today and couldn't find any guns that really jumped out at me but walked past a knife table and he had some pretty cool stuff. I asked him if he ever made oyster knives. He pointed down towards the end of the table and said "I brought one with me. Not too many people want a handmade oyster knife".

I told him that I had busted my last one and asked him how durable this one was He told me that I could tear up tires with it and not break it. I forgot what type steel he told me it is but it sure seems to be a beast. The green really looks better in person. Oyster roast in a few weeks and I am going to be the coolest one there.




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Very nice!
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thats a dandy there, how much if i may ask?
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thats a dandy there, how much if i may ask?
I really don't like to talk about my purchases so I'll just say it was between $49 and $51.
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That will get the job done nicely!
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While I do admire the indescructabilty of a dexter Russell I'd rather give my money to the mom and pop guys. I've go one my grandfather made in the 40's, way before eating oysters was something all the cool kids did.

That one looks like a winner!!
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Looks like the Nancy Pelosi clam opener.

very nice
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Originally Posted by SeaNile Boater View Post
Looks like the Nancy Pelosi clam opener.

very nice

Hey, hey....he said it was tough metal, but I don't think it is tungsten steel.
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Check these badboys out....I have one of his chef's knives. Sweet stuff.

http://www.williamsknife.com/
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Very nice, like that big flat bearing surface to get the twist. Did you get his contact info, PM would be great.
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Originally Posted by Reel Boobs View Post
Hey, hey....he said it was tough metal, but I don't think it is tungsten steel.
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I know these are not really the custom quality of the above, but for every day practical useful, these have been my favorites for years now. They really work and hey take a beating.

http://www.carolinaoysterknife.com/COK/Home.html
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
I really don't like to talk about my purchases so I'll just say it was between $49 and $51.
Thought those mountain women shucked um out fur ya. Well I never.
Guess we were told wrong.
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That actually looks more like a clam knife.

Watch your knuckles.
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My son bought me a couple of these for Christmas-

http://www.carolinashuckers.com/products.htm
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Very nice knife. Great find. Not sure if it's a clam knife either. I like a flattened edge on the back of my clam knife for my thumb when I force them open from the hinge side

Around these parts oyster knives have a bend up at the end.

As far as D/R clam knives, I've snapped those too many times to waste any more money on them.
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I could never open up a clam or oyster.
Jealous....
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Originally Posted by myyellas2k View Post
I could never open up a clam or oyster.
Jealous....
Clams are pretty easy. Being right handed I hold the clam in my left hand with the hinge side up. I place the blade between the two bumps on the bottom (center of the clam) and with force wiggle the knife from one side to the other while pressing down. Those bumps come in handy for leverage. Once you force the muscle it's all over for the clam.

A lot of people try to open them from the front. It's do-able but I find my way easiest for me.
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Nice!

Does the wooden handle concern you around moist, salty, oyster guts?
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Nice!

Does the wooden handle concern you around moist, salty, oyster guts?
Not really. We have some cheapos that have wooden handles and they have been around forever.
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