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Oyster Gloves [split from SF Bay]

Delucacheesemonger Jul 12, 2011 06:09 PM

l collect too many things, one of which is oyster knives. Am a pretty good shucker but the thing far more important than the knife is the glove for the other hand. They have them in chain mail and the one l use is neoprene. No matter how often l slip, and believe me you will slip, glove really protects you well.

  1. RudysEquipment_Supplies Jul 15, 2011 10:19 AM

    Wells Lamont glove company makes a glove thats pretty popular around here for oyster shucking.
    The Whizard GripGuard


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    1. re: RudysEquipment_Supplies
      RGC1982 Jul 18, 2011 06:28 PM

      How do you order from these people? The web site does not seem to support sales.

      1. re: RGC1982
        penthouse pup Jul 19, 2011 06:59 AM

        Google Grip Guard Glove and you will find sellers...

    2. isewinsf Jul 12, 2011 06:11 PM

      An oven mitt works really well too. :)

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      1. re: isewinsf
        Delucacheesemonger Jul 12, 2011 06:13 PM

        Depends on the knife. :>0

        1. re: Delucacheesemonger
          isewinsf Jul 12, 2011 06:17 PM

          lol! and the person using it! I've had the same oyster knife for years and I just use my oven mitt, works just fine. I know, it's not a nifty, special "oyster glove" but it does the trick and leaves me more money to spend on oysters.

        2. re: isewinsf
          Courduroy Jul 12, 2011 06:15 PM

          I saw a video on youtube where he used a folded dishtowel and did it on a table...wouldnt this eliminate the need for a glove?

          I am not too good cutting anything while holding it in my hand so was going to avoid that if possible lol

          1. re: Courduroy
            Courduroy Jul 12, 2011 06:20 PM

            here it is


            1. re: Courduroy
              Windy Jul 12, 2011 07:38 PM

              Sounds less secure than a glove. I have an ugly scar from shucking oysters, as I suspect do many people. Someone should invent the equivalent of a bagel holder for oysters.

              1. re: Windy
                Courduroy Jul 13, 2011 10:26 AM

                I decided to not take any chances and ordered a glove from Amazon...I read enough horror stories online to make me think it was the way to go :-)

                1. re: Windy
                  Jay F Jul 13, 2011 05:03 PM


                  1. re: Windy
                    penthouse pup Jul 15, 2011 12:33 PM

                    Sur La Table sells a wooden oyster holder--you still need a glove, though, since accidents can still happen. Unless you're a pro or someone with years of experience, I would not recommend a towel or holding the oyster in-hand.

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