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Can anyone suggest where in Toronto (or South Etobicoke) I can find an oyster knife? I've tried WalMart, Linen's & Things and Caynes with no luck.

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  1. How about Nella or Nickolau (sp) they are restaurant supply stores open to the public.

    1. I imagine Williams-Sonoma carries them as well.

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      1. re: tbonetak

        I got mine at "Fortune" on Spadina....it was several years ago 'tho.

        1. re: pearlD

          Sadly, Fortune is no more. I think it closed a little over a year ago. You could try Tap Phong, as they seem to have a little of everything, but I can't recall seeing oyster knives. Didn't really have my eye out for them, though.

      2. Diana's Seafood Delight
        2101 Lawrence Ave E

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        1. re: shir

          that's where I got mine.

          DT

          1. re: shir

            me too!

            1. re: shir

              Me too. I had a wider one, but their narrower one works great.

            2. Get a shucking glove, too, unless you are an accomplished shucker. I didn't so much object to the pain, but the blood takes away from the eye appeal.

              1. Rodney's has them for sale and you can buy fresh Oysters while you're there. On the south side of King St, west of Spadina.

                If you don't want to buy a glove, use a really good thick tea towel - less expensive.

                1. I'm not from there, but around here, often bait shops or tackle shops have them. And I definitely advise a shuck mitt or at least a very thick oven mitt

                  1. I saw them at Home Outfitters last week.

                    1. I purchased a very solid one (not stylish, but strong, which is the point) from that place in the middle of SLM.

                      1. Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I finally found them at Kitchen Stuff Plus in the Cloverdale Mall.

                        And, not to make anyone jealous, but I won't be buying my oysters from Rodney's. In two days I depart Toronto for my new life on Cortes Island, BC. If I want oysters (or clams), all I have to do is go down to the lagoon with a couple of buckets and fill them up. Here's a picture of an oyster bed when the tide is out.

                         
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                        1. re: Richard_S

                          I'm wiping drool from my keyboard. The photo explains the move, nuff said.

                          1. re: Richard_S

                            drool.... congrats and enjoy!

                            1. re: Richard_S

                              Congrats. Just don't pack it in your carry-on!

                            2. I got an Oxo one from Kichen Stuff Plus.

                              1. Patrick at Starfish also has his own Oyster knife for sale.

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                                1. re: Notorious P.I.G.

                                  3 bucks at Tap Phong!

                                  1. re: gttahaveit

                                    Whoa! Good lookin out!

                                  2. re: Notorious P.I.G.

                                    I highly recommend! The knife is easily the best I have come across...

                                    1. re: vaiguy777

                                      I noticed that an oyster knife is included in the small boxes of fresh oysters at T & T.

                                      1. re: iamafoodie

                                        Thanks, I saw that too a few weeks ago. On that note, has anyone ever bought a case of fresh oysters from T&T? If so, how is the quality?

                                        1. re: LTL

                                          Yes, they are BeauSoleil from NB. They are small, plump, and sweet. A crowed pleaser. I noticed they come with a knife, must be a marketing thing! Anyways, always check the dates on the box, I have personally not had a problem. Enjoy.

                                          1. re: vaiguy777

                                            Thanks! I've never bought them from a store before so I was a bit intimidated (wasn't sure how the shells should look and what is considered an acceptable date). Tips?

                                    2. re: Notorious P.I.G.

                                      Patrick's looks good but it's pretty pricey.

                                    3. I purchased mine at the Tsukiji market approx 2 hours prior to the earthquake last year. It is a great knife. In addition to T&T you can get boxes of oysters at loblaws of all places. Again check the dates. I will certainly be checking out the ones at T&T to compare.