When it comes to shucking oysters, technique is king. But however good your skills are, a good knife is paramount for safety and efficiency.
We have looked high and low for a good knife that provides ease of use, comfort, and security in this task. Our search has taken us to Sakai City where we have commissioned a knife to fulfill these requirements.
The Kohetsu oyster knife is made from a durable and easy to maintain stainless steel. The blade shape is in the New Haven style which is wider and flatter than the Boston variety. The blade is coupled to a very well-made wood handle. The rounded smooth handle gives you a firm comfortable grip and good leverage. This handle will allow you to work longer into your session with less fatigue on your palm. The hand guard provides extra safety by keeping your hand from slipping forward and allows you to apply the additional pressure that may be needed to get into that shell.
If, like us, you are going to be opening a lot of oysters, you will be very glad you have this knife in your quiver of kitchen tools.
Handle Length: 80mm
Handle to Tip Length: 65mm
Blade Height at Heel: 15mm
Weight: 3oz or 59g