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Sep 30, 2013 02:55 PM

mystery knife - any thoughts?

I bought this knife (see pics) several years ago and, truth be told, I really was not, and am not sure what it is. It is marked on the blade:

Made in France

I know it is from the Professional Sabatier line and I believe it was made for the American market, mainly due to the fact that it says stainless on the blade rather than INOX. It is 5 1/4" long and 1" wide.

I do not think it was intended to be an oyster knife because it is quite thin and has a very sharp edge. It may have been made for clams, but usually they are longer and thinner. I wonder if there are any existing catalogs that document what it is for. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. It possibly could be a scallop shuckers knife. I saw commercial fisherman and their help using a knife similar to that out on LI. That was over 30 years ago, might be wrong.

    1. Is it a parmesan/grana knife?

        1. Looks like an oyster knife from a distance, but then like you said, it is thin, so maybe not. Not sure.

          1. Scallop knives are somewhat thin. We rented a beach house during scalloping season in Florida, and it was provisioned with a couple of these.

            This guy seems to have one a lot like yours, and he identifies it as a French scallop knife.