When designing these oyster knife, Blenheim set out to create a simple but effective blade that can meet the demands of commercial use. Oyster knives come in many forms but they have opted for the longer thinner continental style blade which can inserted in the hinge or the side of the oyster using precision and accuracy rather than force to open them up. They kept enough thickness in the steel to make this a robust blade, forging the taper in with a ball peen hammer to give the textured finish.
Over the past year they have been putting aside some of their favourite pieces of timber for this project - using up pieces that are often too small for our usual knife handles, but too beautifully figured to waste. The oyster knives will be available finished with Turkish Walnut, London Plane, Rippled Brown Oak or Richlite (a durable composite material made from many layers of compressed paper).