ISSUE 42  |  West Marin and Beyond

5 Favorites: Oyster Knife Roundup

October 16, 2012 3:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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I hate to be a know-it-all, but I am uniquely qualified to present a roundup of oyster knives. Why? My forever summer (and sometimes winter) haunt, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, is home to the world's champion oyster shucker: William "Chopper" Young Jr. Here are five knives that could put you in Chopper's league:

Above: French company Dubost offers an Oyster Knife Set that includes a wooden holder and a stainless steel knife; $14.95 from Sur La Table.

Above: The French-made Laguiole Oyster Knife is $15.12 at U Vinum.

Above: The Dexter Russell New Haven Oyster Knife with beechwood handle is made in the USA; $14.84 at Amazon.

Above: German company Rosle excels at precision kitchen tools; the Oyster Knife is $27.95 at Kitchen Universe.

Above: The Opinel Oyster Knife is $23.95 directly from Opinel.