Oyster Shucker with Stabilized Oyster Shell and Curly Maple

Product Description for Oyster Shucker with Stabilized Oyster Shell and Curly Maple

Maker: Brent Stubblefield (Join or Die Knives) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108241
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 2.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 1.90 in.
Total length: 6.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.83 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.6 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Nitro-V stainless steel
Bolster: Stabilized oyster shell
Handle: Curly maple set on a full tang
Description: This elegant oyster shucker was made by Brent Stubblefield, founder of Join or Die Knives. Stubblefield is a native of Mobile, Alabama. He has lived with his family in Richmond, Virginia since 2009. He started as a hobbyist knifemaker in the early 2000s -- inspired by the combined skills of woodworking, metalsmithing, and leatherworking -- and founded Join or Die Knives in 2014. Join or Die Knives derives its name from Ben Franklin's famous woodcut published in his Pennsylvania Gazette in 1754. Franklin's message was that it takes vulnerability to be a community, which is why Stubblefield creates knives -- helping others to come together, build up, and grow stronger together. Stubblefield was featured in Season 2 of Forged in Fire.
Whether opening up oysters at home, out oyster hunting, or in a fine restaurant, this oyster knife will get the job done was class. The symmetrical ground blade is satin finished Nitro-V stainless steel. Nitro-V is a martensitic stainless steel with a chromium-based composition created by the New Jersey Steel Baron company. Nitrogen and vanadium have been added to the composition of AEB-L to improve edge performance. The resulting blade has an extremely tough blade perfect for shucking oysters. The Join or Die touchmark is on the ricasso.
Curly maple handle scales are on a full tang for strength and durability. Resilient 'bolsters' are made from pieces of oyster shell suspended in resin. A mosaic pin adds a touch of decoration. Black fiber liners add contrast. A leather lanyard is included for extra retention in hand.
Excellent work throughout!

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