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Railroad Spike Oyster Shucker by Adam Gilbert

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Railroad Spike Oyster Shucker by Adam Gilbert

55.00

Railroad Spike Oyster Shucker

THE STORY:

Hand-forged, hammered, and twisted

This item represents two significant parts of our local Charleston history in one memorable keepsake: our love for oysters and the importance of trade. Charlestonians are passionate about eating oysters, and many carry/bring their own personalized tool for shucking. Cluster oysters can be found on the banks of our marshes, rivers, and creeks around the Lowcountry. Charleston also has a significant history of trade, and railroads not only transported goods and materials from one location to another, they brought new jobs and careers to hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians across the decades. The railroad spike is heated in a forge before it is hand hammered and twisted to become a shucking tool. A bottle opener end was added because, well, this is Charleston afterall. Our tip: this oyster shucker makes for a great hammer too.

Each oyster shucker is unique one of a kind piece. Not all designs are shown in photos.

THE SIZE:

Approximately 7"

THE ARTIST:

Adam Gilbert - Mount Pleasant, SC

Artisan Adam Gilbert uses a variety of raw and repurposed metals from around the Lowcountry to create hand-hammered artistic designs. His simple work space includes a hundred-year-old anvil and vise that sit atop a large oak stump. Using his hand-built forge, Adam honors the tradition of old-fashioned blacksmithing ways. Adam is a member of the Phillip Simmons Artistic Blacksmithing Guild of SC, has a long history of metal fabrication, and graduated from Wyotech in 2003. As a do-it-yourself guy, Adam enjoys the challenge of building and refurbishing his own tools. Products are built to last and, as gifts, are sure to make an impression. All items are made in South Carolina

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Railroad Spike Oyster Shucker

THE STORY:

Hand-forged, hammered, and twisted

This item represents two significant parts of our local Charleston history in one memorable keepsake: our love for oysters and the importance of trade. Charlestonians are passionate about eating oysters, and many carry/bring their own personalized tool for shucking. Cluster oysters can be found on the banks of our marshes, rivers, and creeks around the Lowcountry. Charleston also has a significant history of trade, and railroads not only transported goods and materials from one location to another, they brought new jobs and careers to hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians across the decades. The railroad spike is heated in a forge before it is hand hammered and twisted to become a shucking tool. A bottle opener end was added because, well, this is Charleston afterall. Our tip: this oyster shucker makes for a great hammer too.

Each oyster shucker is unique one of a kind piece. Not all designs are shown in photos.

THE SIZE:

Approximately 7"

THE ARTIST:

Adam Gilbert - Mount Pleasant, SC

Artisan Adam Gilbert uses a variety of raw and repurposed metals from around the Lowcountry to create hand-hammered artistic designs. His simple work space includes a hundred-year-old anvil and vise that sit atop a large oak stump. Using his hand-built forge, Adam honors the tradition of old-fashioned blacksmithing ways. Adam is a member of the Phillip Simmons Artistic Blacksmithing Guild of SC, has a long history of metal fabrication, and graduated from Wyotech in 2003. As a do-it-yourself guy, Adam enjoys the challenge of building and refurbishing his own tools. Products are built to last and, as gifts, are sure to make an impression. All items are made in South Carolina