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Jul 12, 2011 06:09 PM

Oyster Gloves [split from SF Bay]

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.

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  1. An oven mitt works really well too. :)

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      1. re: Delucacheesemonger

        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

        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

            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

              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

                  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.

            2. 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

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

                1. re: RGC1982

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