This ingenious seafood prep tool is the creation of Tom Littledeer, an inventor and master woodworker whose efficient kitchen tools echo the simple, graceful shapes of his world-renowned canoe paddles. The handcrafted wooden Half Sheller(TM) provides the ideal surface for shucking fresh oysters, then serving them on the half-shell. Oval shape and indented, grooved surface designed for slip-free oyster opening. Handcrafted from solid North American maple, a durable hardwood that's ideal for culinary use. Meticulously shaped and sanded for a perfectly smooth finish. Heirloom-quality tool will provide many years of service. Made in Canada.