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Littledeer Half Sheller(TM)

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.
Average Customer Rating:
5 out of 5
 out of 
(2 Reviews) 2
2 of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Sort by Customer Reviews for Littledeer Half Sheller(TM)
Review 1 for Littledeer Half Sheller(TM)
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
,San Diego
San Diego, CA
October 25, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:6 - 12 months
Uses product:Once a month
Would You Recommend? Yes
2of 2found this review helpful.
Nice Looking and a Functional Tool
October 25, 2014
The Littledeer Half Sheller has made the task of opening oysters a lot easier and safer for me.
This is a cleverly designed and functional tool for bracing an oyster to help keep it secure while using an oyster knife. I am still cautious when opening oysters but feel like I have much more control of what is going on and no longer feel as if I am on the verge of a trip to the hospital.
This can be used as a serving platter but it is kind of small and does not hold very many oysters. I would say it holds 5 to 8 oysters without stacking them depending on how big they are. I generally open a dozen oysters and do not consider it roomy enough for my purposes.
I oiled it with wood block mineral oil before using and have reapplied the oil after every other use. I wash it with soap and warm water and mostly towel dry but have also drip dried in the dish rack. The wood seems to be holding up well with regard to warping or cracking issues.
This is a nice looking and functional tool.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Clean, Easy to Store, Design, clever design nicely braces oysters for opening
Cons: a bit small for a serving platter
Review 2 for Littledeer Half Sheller(TM)
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
,New York City
November 28, 2013
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 5 years
Uses product:A few times a month
Would You Recommend? Yes
4of 4found this review helpful.
An essential tool for every oyster lover
November 28, 2013
I love oysters and shucking my own. The Littledeer Halfsheller is the perfect kitchen or on-the-go oyster tool for me because the design is simple, elegant, and very intuitive to use. It makes shucking any sized oyster really easy and doubles as a gorgeous serving tray. The Maple wood is really lovely and with some care, my Half Sheller has kept in good condition for years. I also enjoy blogging about oysters and taking photos of my adventures with the Half Sheller. It's quite photogenic!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Clean, Easy to Store, Versatile, Design