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Furby
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Where to buy oyster shucking tool?



I am going to pick up a sack of oysters tomorrow at Tony's and chargrill them. Where is the best place to buy the shucking tools? Thanks






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BRgetthenet
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re: Where to buy oyster shucking tool?


Tony's has them I think.





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Furby
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Great! Thanks





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Tonys does have them, but they dont have the better knife. A new haven style dexter russell (Tonys sells dexter russell but not the new haven style) is the ticket. The last 1/4 inch of the blade is curved up at around 45° angle. This makes the tip where you can pry, lever, and twist at the same time, which is perfect. the curved tip also helps with slicing the oyster from the shell. You can modify the knife you buy from Tony's yourself to help with this, just by bending the end up at a 45° angle. Just about 1/4 inch though. Amazon is your friend in searching for these new haven knives.





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Mexico





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shadowlsu
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Furby, sorry just did a search and found your post. I got mine at Ducote's Restaurant Supply on Florida Blvd. They have different kinds, and even the good ones that the restaurants use.

Anyway, i am looking for a shucking lead. Anyone know where to get one in BR? Tony's and Ducote's don't have them. Goodwood hardware has them, but like everything there, its way overpriced. I saw that Fisherman's Cover in Kenner sells them online.






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I've used this bad boy and it's damn awesome. Won't help you for tomorrow, but picking one up is a great idea for the future.



LINK

I mounted it to a couple foot long 2by6 and you can blaze through oysters with it.






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That looks awesome. Pretty easy for a novice to use?





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Gaston
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A friend and I bought a box of a 100 oysters a couple years ago for the Ole Miss game and easily cracked open every single one. I worked the lever machine and he used a knife to scrape the oyster off of the shell. We charbroiled them and it was super easy. One of the most glutinous things I've ever done.

We were swinging by to wash the boat after getting skunked, couldn't even get fish to take our bait, and we saw the guy unloading the boxes. $40 for a box. Turned out to be a great day.


ETA: I've split a sack with a friend before and we had shucking knives. We were absolutely shut down, both bleeding and hungry. I apparently suck at shucking, but with this tool a chick could do it.



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That's what Jacmel in Hammond uses back in the kitchen.






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Try doing a thousand with a knife, and no friend and see how you feel.





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The only drawback to the tool is that I find sometime the oyster gets mangled in the process.





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Well damn someone got rich off that simple idea I bet.





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Gaston
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The only drawback to the tool is that I find sometime the oyster gets mangled in the process.


Huh? You have to take a knife and separate the oyster from the shell. The tool only pries it open at the hinge, the hard part. I'd push the bit of the tool in and then set it on a tray. My friend would take each and separate the oyster from the shell, we worked at damn near the same pace, but I think I had the easier job.

What the tool does do is push some shell and/or dirt into the oyster. We figured this out after the first batch and I started using a towel to wipe the part of the oyster I was going to pry into. It worked OK, but I had to be more and more careful not to just crush the shell into the oyster since I had so much prying force. The better I got the cleaner they got. He'd wipe his knife for each oyster.

To me a clean product is what I'm so amazed the New Orleans shuckers can do. No dirt, no shell...but I guess that comes with the knife technique. I see them use a lead holder and just enough force.



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The only drawback to the tool is that I find sometime the oyster gets mangled in the process.


Sometimes, but it doesn't matter if they are chargrilled.






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Uncle JackD
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Thats what my padnuh has at the camp in grand isle, works like a boss.





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If you can't open them with a knife you don't like them enough.

If they are to hard to open stand them on end with the Pivot part up and lightly tap the shell with a hammer. I can schuck a 110lb sack of oysters by myself in under an hour, I'm no pro but that's not bad. After you open them save the shells, buy some fresh schucked and re-used the shells. I've done that before and it works out just fine.






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This is a knife my brother came up with about 25 years ago. Works great, but he didn't have enough capital to make a go of it. Sold about 5000 of them, though.





These pics are screen caps I got off an ad for the Louisiana Seafood Board that aired during a Saints game earlier this year. Amazing that someone was still using it after 25 years.



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Uncle JackD
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Damn, that thing looks legit.





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Stadium Rat
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quote:

Damn, that thing looks legit.

It was. The blade was aligned with the line of your arm. It was like the difference between using a wrench versus using a screwdriver. In fact, I wanted him to call it "the Oyster Wrench".






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