Every knife has its place in the kitchen. One slices bread, another is just right for steak. This Gulf Shucker is perfect for shucking the toughest oysters. It has a long, flat blade and a heavy wooden handle that helps to split the shell cleanly, so as not to hurt the tender meat inside. If there's a lot of messing around with the blade, there's a good chance that the best part of the oyster will be damaged, and that's one shell of a problem.