LAUREL 1891 OYSTER KNIFE

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LAUREL 1891 OYSTER KNIFE

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THE LAUREL 1891 OYSTER KNIFE is one of a kind AND the first of its kind.

NOW YOU CAN OWN OR GIFT PART of A GREAT OYSTERING LEGACY.

 A FEW QUICK FACTS

1. These are the only oyster knives to ever to be made out of reclaimed hardwood from an historic oystering vessel.

2. Knife handles made with the decking planks from LAUREL, which was built in 1891 and worked for about 100 years.

3. LAUREL, was America's oldest and most historic oyster boat until she was dismantled in 2014.

4. Only 1500 of these knives will EVER be made because, well, there are only so many decking planks we could up-cycle. 

5. The LAUREL 1891 OYSTER KNIFE is custom made in the "Wellfleet Style" by R. Murphy Knives which has been making knives in Massachusetts since 1850.

6. The knife if not just functional, it is world class. This design goes back 100 years. The Wellfleet Style was developed by R. Murphy and it is a favorite of many professional chefs & shuckers. 

6. This knife is 100% Made in the USA

7. Through the analysis of the United States Government Forest Products wood identification program, the reclaimed wood has been positively identified as Anqelique, an extremely rare and unique tropical hardwood only grown in areas of French Guiana and Western Suriname. 

8. Part of the 1891 shipment of Angelique from Suriname to New York was used to build LAUREL. The rest is believed to have been used for sections of the Coney Island Boardwalk.

"SHUCKING TAKES A LITTLE PRACTICE AND A PROPER KNIFE. OUR FAVORITE, FOR ITS STEADY HEFT IN THE HAND, IS THE WELLFLEET OYSTER KNIFE BY R. MURPHY." 

- THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

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A GIFT THAT SHOWS YOU GIVE A SHUCK