This Twisted Oyster Knife is Made from a Salvaged Railroad Spike

 - Oct 9, 2015
References: carolinashuckers & bourbonandboots
This somewhat menacing looking item may resemble the appearance of a formidable weapon but is actually a food utensil made from a reclaimed railroad spike.

The 'Mother Shucker' is a knife that's specifically used for opening up or "shucking," oysters to get access to their delicious insides. Hand forged in North Carolina by Kirk Davis and Michael Waller of Carolina Shuckers, each individual oyster knife is expertly formed from a single salvaged railroad spike made from high-carbon steel.

Each spike has also been shaped, twisted and formed into a unique design that not only looks great but also conforms to the hand -- allowing for easy operating when opening up oyster shells. Eating oysters may not be for everybody but if you do enjoy a cold beer and a salty seafood snack, then this is the tool for you.