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How to forge an Oyster Shucker

  1. Round the end of a bar of steel into the thumb grip
  2. Taper the shucker side
  3. Spread out the “wings” into the edge shape (it’s a lot like forging a leaf)
  4. Twist and shout
  5. Make your mark
  6. Dance a jig (well, it’s more of a bend in a jig)
  7. Wallop in a beer opening nipple

Everything after that is finish work. If you’re interested in buying one of my “Chuck-town Shuckers” then visit my ETSY store. I also take custom orders for names and copper logo marks. It’s extra but it’s worth it!