Saw Otis with Oysters on WFDT . . . I'm out of practice with the old fashion oyster opening and cringe when I think of the knife puncture pain. Anything to these "nutcracker" looking openers? Is any one better than others?
quote:Oppostite for me... Since we were college boys, ugh,30 something years ago, you would have figured that we could think about using a glove, while doing intricate surgery, using only one screwdriver and several Old Milwaukees.. But, since we didn't, my left palm looks kinda "scarryfied"...
my left hand (glove hand) is fine.
A buddy of mine actually got a patent on a design for an oyster knife. It was built with a wooden grip with a knuckle guard across the front. The knife blade was welded to the guard and came out at the same angle as your arm. The result was like using a wrench instead of a screwdriver to pop open the shells.
Best oyster knife ever. I still have a couple, and no, they are not for sale.
The intent is to have a half shell left to serve the raw oyster upon. You are using the nuclear bomb of oyster opening, so that gets 10 demerits taken from your score.