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R Murphy New Haven Oyster Knives - Ocean Plastic Handles

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This oyster shucker features the same blade as the wood handled LeRoux logo version, except this one, is fitted with a handle made of 50% recycled ocean-bound plastic. The curved tip allows for excellent leverage when prying open the hinge. Once opened, the curved tip rides between the oyster and its shell, away from away from the tender meat. This avoids shredding and preserves the oyster’s flavorful liquor in the curve of the shell. A perfectly shucked oyster has only the muscle cut free from the shell with the belly and mantle intact.

The plastic handle of this knife is made from 50% recycled ocean-bound plastic collected in Haiti. Wind and rain drive plastic trash into the waterways and oceans from land.  Knife manufacturer R. Murphy has partnered with Envision Plastics, a company that provides families in Haiti jobs collecting this ocean-bound trash. This effort helps keep Haitian beaches clean and pays enough money per collected bag of plastic to feed a family of four for a week.  The collected trash is turned into pellets that are used to make the plastic handles for these knives. This effort helps stop the flow of this plastic trash into the oceans and provides needed employment in Haiti. A pretty cool solution to two important problems within that community.

Product Highlights:

  • Handle made from 50% ocean-bound plastic
  • Curved tip gives blade extra leverage
  • 2 5/8th L x 5/8th W blade
  • Made in America