1803 Oyster Knife


There is an art to shucking an oyster. It requires time, focus and a seriously good tool. Just like our classic hand-forged stainless steel oyster shucker with antler handle. Handsome, sturdy and strong, this little knife is possibly one of the most beautiful oyster knives you will ever see!

Our hand-forged stainless steel blade has a full tang through the length of the shucker handle to provide superior stability, balance and weight. It is then set between two formed scales of red deer antler and finished with three small brass nails.

Antler feels good in the hand, while also providing additional grip when wet. Oyster knives are strong and hardy tools, and if you lose your concentration or slip, injuries can occur. So please be careful, it is not an easy job!

1803 knives are unique, celebrating the character of our natural antler and the traditional forging process with a distinctly Australian aesthetic. Every 1803 knife is ruggedly handsome and has rare provenance that represents authentic Australian luxury.

No two 1803 Oyster Knives are the same, and that is exactly how it should be.
Simple pleasures.
Timeless treasures.

Opening Oysters:
There are a few tips for getting this right – find a comfy spot, a wet tea towel, (or for the real enthusiast a shucking glove) and a bag of fresh oysters then shuck your day away. Once you have shucked your oyster, it should look clean: there should be no shell and what ever you do, don’t wash it! Keep the fresh sea water in the shell and slurp away. Heaven.

Note: The fastest oyster shucker in the world is Patrick McMurray; he shucks 38 oysters in a minute – practice makes perfect so good luck & enjoy!

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The 1803 Oyster Knife is a stunning special purpose blade forged from stainless steel and set in scales of textured red deer antler.

Blade length: 6cm
Blade width: 2cm at neck
Antler handle length: 9cm
Weight: 90-95grams

Note: We design our oyster blades with a very fine tip and on occasion, a knife tip has chipped during use. If by chance this does happen but please do not worry, we will always fix it for you.

Additional information

Weight .115 kg
Dimensions 15 × 3.3 × 2.5 cm