Oyster shucking knife

Object Number: 
2010.26.45
Date: 
1850-1910
Medium: 
Steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 in. (18.4 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm)
Description: 
Hand-forged, steel oyster shucking knife, engraved with "J Stortz & Son ", used in New York City riverside oyster bars.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. & Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group