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The Hugo Full Titanium Oyster Knife - Pink

The Hugo Full Titanium Oyster Knife - Pink

Regular price $528.00 USD
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Engraving on the wooden Case (+€25)
At Emergo Designs we make the ”Hugo oyster knife” out of a solid block of titanium. It’s unique in appearance and it can’t rust. The flexibility of titanium gives a very durable knife that makes it easier to open oysters.

Materials

I am specialized in oyster knife making for 8+ years and I’ve always had two fears: Rust and breaking knife tips. Therefore I started looking into titanium Grade 5 as a better and cooler option. Titanium has no iron, so it can’t rust! That’s for instance why doctors and scientists use it for medical implants. And Grade 5 is flexible and springs back into shape compared to steels that would brake. That’s why it’s used for airplane landing gear frames.

Circular oyster kitchen ware

The Hugo oyster knife is a circular product. That means it can be 100% recycled and no usage of chemicals, glue or lacquering during the making process.The reason is twofold: It’s better for the environment, but it’s also better for me. Moreover since I make all the knives myself I have the chance to breathe all the glue and chemicals. By removing them from the process, there is no chance of releasing them into the environment. Because I make the knife out of a single piece of titanium, it can be molten back into new usable material. And we recycle all the metal chips we carve from the blocks as well. Emergo Designs will take back your knife so we can recycle it, or we can give instructions so you can do it yourself. The titanium scrap price is high and the profits for reusing should cover all the shipping costs.

Included with your knife

- Amazing wooden case that holds the knife
- A little booklet with more background information, containing the Certificate of Authenticity

Customize as a gift

My company Emergo Designs makes all the knives 100% inhouse in the Netherlands. Therefore we can customize to make this oyster shucker a perfect gift or memento. For instance for a wedding, graduation or retirement.

We can laser engrave logo’s, text or dates in the case. This makes for a personal touch combined with an amazing gift. Please select the option for engraving during checkout. And I will contact you with a design proposal.

The knife also comes with a booklet with the name of the receiving person. We make each knife special for the lucky receiving person and aim for perfection. It’s all in the little details!

5 years warranty

I make my knives to last a lifetime and to back that up we give 5 years warranty. We have tested this titanium concept during many shucking sessions. And we asked feedback from professionals, for instance Andre Linting from Oesterkrakers. And we even made a YouTube video series about the development of the Hugo knife.

At Emergo Designs we have tried our very best to make a shucker that will endure. Oysters are hard and tough and errors are possible. Yet should some defect occur on your knife, we can usually repair this by regrinding the knife. We will always ask you to send back the knife. In conclusion: If we can make it, we should be able to repair it!

Please let us know if there are any other questions or things that you would like explained. You can contact us via email, phone or social media.

Shipping

Free shipping on all orders. All knives are made to order, current time to shipping is 3 to 4 weeks!

If you need a knife before a specific date please send an email to info@emergo-designs.nl to check on the availability.

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Why Titanium for a knife?

I am specialized in oyster knife making for 8+ years and I’ve always had two fears: Rust and breaking knife tips. Therefore I started looking into titanium Grade 5 as a better and cooler option.

Titanium has no iron, so it can’t rust! That’s for instance why doctors and scientists use it for medical implants. And Grade 5 is flexible and springs back into shape compared to steels that would brake. That’s why it’s used for airplane landing gear frames.

  • Free worldwide shipping

    Free shipping on all orders. All knives are made to order, current time to shipping is 3 to 4 weeks!

    If you need a knife before a specific date please send an email to info@emergo-designs.nl to check on the availability.

  • 5 years warranty

    I understand that buying a handmade culinary tool can be a strange sensation. We ship our knives worldwide and we might have never met. To back up our product, Emergo Designs offers 5 years warranty on each oyster shucker.

  • A Numbered Edition

    I engrave the shuckers number on each blade. This makes it extra special since we are not making many pieces a year. The Two-Tone finish makes the logo and number pop against the titanium background!

  • Packaging Matters

    Oyster opening tools are special in the knife world. A chef’s knife lives in the kitchen knife block. You can find a folding knife in someone’s jeans pocket. But where do you keep your pretty Emergo Designs oyster knife? Not in the kitchen knife block and (hopefully) not in a drawer. To solve this dilemma, all the knives have their own unique wooden box. The wood is harvested local to us and we saw, plane, mill, sand and oil in house.

  • Titanium is a ”sexy” material that Aerospace and other high performance fields use. I mill my oyster knives with a CNC milling machine. By removing layer by layer of material the final oyster knife is ”sculped” out of a solid block of titanium.

  • Then comes the hand work of finishing and polishing the knife. Anodizing titanium is a process that forms a thin color layer on the blade.

  • This dye free layer can for instance be bronze, blue, purple or green. I stone tumble the knife which gives an amazing two tone finish.

Read what @lady_oyster thinks about the hugo!

Virginia Shaffer AKA @lady_oyster writes beautiful pieces about oysters and oyster culture! So I asked her to review one of the first Hugo oyster shuckers:

She wrote: After my initial awe and successful oyster plating, I knew that this knife would become so much more than the heap of others I’ve kept in rotation. It would become a keepsake, representing a memory of my own love for oysters, a symbol of sustainable choices, an intrinsic value of passion and craftsmanship, and the ongoing reminder that oysters continue to inspire innovation, even in the most basic of utilities.

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