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Really Good Oyster/Clam Knives at China Fair

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Really Good Oyster/Clam Knives at China Fair

StriperGuy | Aug 13, 2009 08:22 AM

A ways back there was a discussion of oyster knives, where to buy good ones, and what exactly a good one looks like here:

http://www.chow.com/stories/10360

I have a very particular oyster/clam knife that I like, and it was very hard to find one on line. Most places have the pointy french style ones that I don't like. In fact I think they are dangerous, cause if you slip, you stab yourself. On top of it places like Williams Sonoma charge $10-12 bucks for one.

The one I found on line looked pretty good, though the blade seemed a little wide; price was right at $3.35:

http://www.foodservicedirect.com/prod...

Go figure I was stumbling around Porter Square and walked into China Fair. I needed a few kitchen knicknacks having recently accidentally destroyed a friends corkscrew on a tough bottle of wine.

Low and behold they had the classic, super tough oyster knife of my dreams: tough thick stainless blade, rounded end, a bit narrower then the one above, nice maple handle. Tough as nails. $2.50 at China Fair. Bot two, one for a certain hound's husband whose household knife I destroyed while using it to shuck clams last summer.

China Fair
www.chinafairinc.com
(There is no way to buy this knife on line, but I am sure if you called they would ship it).

China Fair
2100 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140-2012
(617) 864-3050

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