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Jun 2, 2008 10:40 AM

Oyster Shucking Equipment - Where to get?

Hi all - I'm planning on shucking a few dozen oysters for a party soon, and need to get my hands on a proper Oyster knife, lead and glove.

Has anyone seen these items for sale locally? Would prefer to not have to ship an oyster lead - gotta cost a fortune.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Any restaurant supply or decent kitchen store will have the knife and glove. Where are you located?

    You might be out of luck on the lead anvil, though. I've never seen that in use outside of New Orleans. Honestly, you don't need it. Just have lots of towels around to rest your oyster on.

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    1. re: Professor Salt

      amen: a kitchen towel and an oyster knife is all you need. in desperate straits, i've even used a short flat-blade screwdriver.

      1. re: FED

        An old fashioned bottle/ can opener (the pointy triangle end of kind that you use to puncture the top of juice can) also works in a pinch.

    2. I would try Surfa's in the Culver City area.

      Sur La Table would have the oyster knife.

      1. Try a fishing tackle store you can find the glove their and maybe the knife

        1. surfas in culver city has both.

          1. We got our oyster knife at Whole Foods