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Lamson Oyster Knife

When it comes shucking oysters, a well-designed knife like this one makes all the difference. Ours is equipped with a short, rigid blade that efficiently pries open shells and severs the muscle hinge, making it easy to enjoy the plump, juicy oyster within. A classic oyster knife made by Lamson & Goodnow, a Massachusetts company that has produced fine kitchen tools since 1837. Reinforced high-carbon stainless-steel blade has the perfect rigidity and width for slipping between the opposing shells to pry them open. Durable solid walnut handle ensures a firm, comfortable grip.
Average Customer Rating:
3.5 out of 5
 out of 
(2 Reviews) 2
1 of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Lamson Oyster Knife
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
,new york city
January 26, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:1 - 3 months
Uses product:Once a month
Would You Recommend? No
2of 2found this review helpful.
Not very comfortable
January 26, 2014
Used this knife 3 times to shuck about a dozen each time. I find the handle too fat and the blade a little too wide. I then purchased the brand Dexter and prefer that one much more. Much more comfortable and easier to shuck. I think it may also have a sharper point which is helpful in the beginning.
Pros: Design
Cons: Difficult to Use
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Posted March 14, 2015
Top 25 Contributor
Clam Knife
Dexter's clam knife is great, too.
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Orange Beach, AL
Posted July 17, 2014
Better oyster knife
I agree with the writer who preferred Dexter oyster knives. The Lamson had hard to get torque required to open difficult oysters, especially with a wet slimy hand. The Dexter has a flatter area on the top and bottom parts of the handle. I have two different sizes of Dexters. One with a fine narrow point and one with a broader point and I use them both depending on the oyster. I also like the rounded handle end on the Dexter, It is rounded and is comfortable on the heel of my hand when pushing and twisting at the same time to enter the hinge portion of the oyster. My favorite knives are the old Dexters or Russell-Dexters with the wooden handle and brass ferrel holding the carbon steel blade in. They are round like the Lamson, but have a bulbous, rounded handle at the end. I do like the looks of the blade of the Lamson even though it looks a bit to short.
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Review 2 for Lamson Oyster Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
San Francisco, CA
December 12, 2012
Ability level:Advanced
Would You Recommend? Yes
1of 1found this review helpful.
Awww Shucks
December 12, 2012
Had a great time shucking oysters at Drakes Bay oyster farm this weekend. Could've bought a knife there but I'm a sucker for random kitchen tools. Attractive and sturdy wooden handle and made in the USA.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Accuracy, Quality, Easy to Clean, Easy to Store, Size, Design, Weight