Oyster Knife
Oyster Knife
Oyster Knife
Oyster Knife
Oyster Knife
Oyster Knife
Oyster Knife
Oyster Knife
Oyster Knife
Oyster Knife

Erica Moody | Fine Metal Wares

Oyster Knife

$425.00 Sale Save
Style Minimal - Without Lanyard tab nor lanyard

Only 2 left in stock

Forged steel oyster knife, with reclaimed dark ebony handle pinned with brass.  The primo tool for effectively opening your delicious oysters in style.  Choose with a tab for a lanyard or without.  Engraving can be added upon special request.  Wood handles vary in color but are mostly dark black with subtle blonds and browns.

Size is approximately 7" long.

Packaging

Every item purchased has a small makers mark stamp on the back, and is tied with a small tag with a heat branded insignia of this mark (burned in with a handmade branding iron) . Unless otherwise noted in the checkout instructions, each piece is lovingly gift wrapped in butcher's paper, hemp twine, and a pine sprig snipped from right outside my studio, whether it is a gift for yourself or for another, it's a gift fun to unwrap!

Utensil Care

We love patina.  A vintage mottled grey kitchen knife, a fiery red and orange copper pan, or mottled chocolate and gold-colored brass, like the pattern on a tortoise shell....a pattern that changes with your contribution of good food and memories, a mark of character.  Many of my designs are inspired by antiques, and many of my items are raw materials without plastic coatings and will continue to age and take on subtle color changes with more love and use.  Brasses and coppers will mottle and darken with general use, and both will brighten considerably in acidic foods like tomato and lemon-based foods*.

All pieces can be safely used with food with certain care (see the last paragraph), and should be washed BY HAND - no dishwasher please, and then soon dried with a soft towel, much like your heirloom silverware.  Hand washing is another opportunity to spend quality time with your unique item!  I send items out with a wax finish that will slow down the subtle color changes, and make them emerge more evenly.  If you want to brighten and even it back up (do not do the following on darkened stainless or darkened copper), instead of using traditional chemical-based silver or brass polish, you can use a mixture of equal parts lemon and fine salt, and massage it with the scouring side of a sponge, in a circular motion, with even pressure in a consistent pattern up and down over the whole item. Do not work a single darker spot, 'massage' the whole piece evenly.

*NOTE: For items with copper, brass, or bronze, please do not use for long periods (several hours) with foods that tend to be acidic (tomato/lemon/etc). For long-term immersion, they are best used for anything else (coffee, tea, spices, chocolate...).  If a greenish 'verdigris' tarnish occurs, it is important to scour it off with the above directions (lemon & salt).

Please contact us with any other questions or concerns.

Shipping Policy Stock items will ship within 2-5 business days. All orders within the Continental US are shipped via USPS and will be carefully gift wrapped and packed. We will email tracking information when your item(s) ship. International shipping can take longer due to customs and various other postal concerns. Additional charges and fees for international shipping are the responsibility of the buyer. Note that all packaging and paper we use is made from recycled materials to ease the effect on the environment as much as possible. Packaging Every item purchased is lovingly tagged that I burn my EM logo into by hand, and gift wrapped in butcher's paper, hemp twine, and a pine sprig snipped from right outside my studio, whether it is a gift for yourself or for another, it's a gift fun to unwrap! Returns & Exchange Policy We are very picky about the quality of our products and each piece is unique and will be subtly different than any other, even of the same type of item. We do our best to photograph some of the typical variances. Please contact us with any questions or concerns before placing your orders and we will do our best to answer and clarify! If you have any questions on performance after you have purchased, please let us know and we will do our best to make things right. Thank you.

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