I bought this oyster knife for my husbands birthday. Oh wow! What a great tool to own https://www.hoppinjohns.com/. It not only beautiful but it feels great in your hand and has a unusual feature, call it a dorsal fin or what ever, it gives you a better grip and helps to protect you from cutting yourself. DH was wowed by it. As of now Hoppin' John's is the only place you can get it in the US. It is made in France and he is importing it. When you order you might want to some of his grits too. Good grits!