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Oyster shucking knife

Object Number: 
2010.26.49
Medium: 
Steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/8 x 7/8 x 5/8 in. (18.1 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm)
Description: 
Hand-forged, steel oyster shucking knife, used in New York City riverside oyster bars.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. & Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group