The Hugo full titanium Oyster knife

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The Hugo oyster knife is made 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. Each shucker is numbered and comes with a beautiful wooden case. Approximate shipping time is 14 to 30 days after ordering.

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This video shows me making the prototype of the Hugo knife. Titanium is a very difficult material to work with. This video is part of a video series named ” Made for Oysters” which covers the development of this knife.

How it’s Made

Titanium is a ”sexy” material that is used in aerospace and other high performance fields. I mill my oyster knives with a CNC milling machine. Layer by layer the material is removed until the final knife is ”sculped” out of a solid block of titanium.

Then comes the hand work of finishing and polishing the knife. Titanium can be anodized which forms a thin color layer on the blade. This dye free layer can be bronze, blue purple or green. The final step is stone tumbling which gives the amazing two tone contrast.

Why Titanium?

I’ve been specialized in oyster knife making for 7+ years and I’ve always had two fears: Rust and breaking knife tips. That’s why I started looking into titanium Grade 5 as a better and cooler option.

Titanium has no iron, so it can’t rust! That’s why it is used 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.

An oyster knife made out of a solid block of titanium
Hugo full titanium knife

A numbered edition

Each shucker is numbered with an engraving on the blade. This makes it extra special since we are not making many pieces a year. The Two-Tone finish really make the logo and number pop!

Each knife also comes with a amazing wooden case that holds the knife and a little booklet. This booklet gives more background information and contains the ”Certificate of Authenticity”.

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.

Click here to read the full article!

See what @lady_oyster thinks!

Hugo oyster knife, picture by @ Lady Oyster

Customize as a gift

All the knives are made 100% inhouse by my company Emergo Designs in the Netherlands. Therefore we can customize to make this oyster shucker a perfect gift or memento.

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.

This knife makes opening oysters easy
Lady_Oyster holding the knife in hand

Circular kitchen ware

The Hugo oyster knife is a fully circular product. That means it can be 100% recycled and no chemicals, glue or lacquering are added during the making process.

The reason is twofold: It’s better for the environment, but it’s also better for me. 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 inhaling them or releasing them into the environment.

Since the knife is made out of a single piece of titanium, it can be molten back into new usable material. 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 profits for handing the material in should cover all the shipping costs.

5 years warranty

My knives are made to last a lifetime! And to back that up we give 5 years warranty. We have tested this titanium concept during many shucking sessions with professionals. We even made a YouTube video series about the development.

If some defect might occur on your knife, we can usually repair this by regrinding the knife. We therefore will ask you to send back the knife.

If there are any other questions or things that you would like explained, please contact us via email, phone or social media.

Hugo oyster shucker in green anodizing

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2 reviews for The Hugo full titanium Oyster knife

  1. H. Bakker

    Best shucker I have ever seen. So unique in shape and material. And the engraving was a lovely touch for my father. He enjoys this oyster knife very weekend.

  2. J. Pike (verified owner)

    Bought as a birthday gift for my husband.

    Unique design that is clearly inspired by someone who knows the strength and comfort that is needed from an oyster knife.
    This product is high quality: cracking design and made to enjoy and last.

    I bought the green version as a gift and I couldn’t be happier with my choice. The custom box is lovely too.

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