I have an (east coast) oyster knife that is probably close to 50 years old. I have never been able to shuck oysters with it. Too long, and deadly if it slips. The FBOK was very easy to use. I felt great as it was the first time in my entire life that I have been successful in shucking my own oysters Thanks!
Easy to work with, nice feel and cut and pried like a charm. Shuck away!
Buy this knife! I own probably 20 oyster knives, and have 2 or 3 of these plus several similar to them. A must have in order to shuck Kumamotos, the smaller Pacific (gigas) and even the smaller virginica oysters. Roughing up the plastic handle with a rasp or file helps to keep a grip when the oyster shells start flying.
The only way to go. We prefer that our cooks buy these. Cheap and reliable, and fast.