the New Haven Elite oyster knife is the combination of our two most popular oyster knives: The New Haven and The Wellfleet. The hand polished rosewood handle is weighted and contoured to fit perfectly in your hand while the the curved tip allows for excellent leverage when opening at the hinge and tends to ride high inside the oyster making it easier to stay away from the meat and avoid damaging it. Handcrafted to meet the high standards of professional shuckers, it is perfect for the occasional shucker as well.
This knife also has a short 2 ⅝” blade because longer blades will bend or brake when you apply pressure.
The blade tip is bent, also called a “New Haven Tip”, making this ideal for working into the oyster hinge and prying open oyster shells.