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Our first line of slip joint folders are a colorful bunch inspired by the bright colors and diversity of materials sourced by Mi Ossa, a Charlottesville-based elemental designer and curator of jewelry, leather and home goods. From their website:
MI OSSA creates elemental jewelry, leather goods, and home accessories with fair trade design partners in Haiti and El Salvador. We work with women-run ateliers who are making visible, lasting change in their communities. Our collections combine love of organic design with a commitment to sustainability.
The slip joint 3" blade of AEB-L stainless steel is handled in mixes of micarta and G10. Spacers and circle inlays create unique color patterns. Overall length of 7.5".
Handmade 4" skinner of satin finished CPM154 stainless steel handled in figured Walnut that is sourced from a historic Jefferson property in Albemarle County, VA. This knife features brass bolster and pins with a custom made leather sheath. Overall length is 8.5".
We call this shucker The Chesapeake, because it was borne out of our collaboration with White Stone Oysters. We have worked with Phil Valliant and Tom Perry of White Stone over the last year to develop the size and shape of our blade and the handle to be the ultimate in shucking, particularly for oysters coming out of the Chesapeake area. This design is influenced by the historic Chesapeake shucking style called "bill shucking", which can be traced back to the earliest shucking houses in the region, and employed by countless chefs and talented shuckers. With a thin blade, this knife provides quick and clean access to severing the oyster from its shell. For the collaboration, we sought an active participant in the design of this shucker so that it could be used in a professional setting as well as in the home kitchen. Where we might be the expert in steels and profiles and handles for culinary knives, White Stone proved to be the ultimate partner.
We are thrilled at the result!
Our shucker features a stainless steel (which can be ordered in straight stainless or stainless damascus) blade securely fit into a stabilized turned piece of wood (we offer a variety). The ferule functions as a secure hold on the blade under shucking pressure as well as a nice aesthetic in either stainless or brass.The shape of our shucking blade has been narrowed for efficient access to the oyster shell and then has been given a slight edge for cutting the muscle. Our handle is designed to fit in your hand comfortably through hundreds of oysters.
Please allow two weeks for delivery.
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Handmade titanium bolster frame lock folder with 3.5" blade in stainless damascus in Thor pattern folded by Damasteel, of Sweden. The milled titanium frame has an orange peel and heat anodized treatment featuring a clip in matching Damasteel. The hardware is 416 hardened stainless steel with a bronze washer pivot mechanism. When open, it measures 8 1/4" and 4 3/4" when closed. This folder comes in a custom made leather pouch for keeping.