Victorinox, makers of the Original Swiss Army Knife, has been crafting fine cutlery since the later 1800's. Oysters knives are unique in the world of cutlery. To shuck an oyster a chef is presented with the task of "splitting a rock" first then proceeding to properly process the most tender of meats hidden within. In this endeavor no standard knife will do. The Victorinox Boston Oyster Knife features a long, moderately narrow, high carbon steel blade with a pear shaped, Red SuperGrip Handle. Boston style is versatile and very effective at opening just about any type of size of oyster with any chose opening method. The forward bulge in the handle serves as a stabilizing thumb rest while the more narrow body behind it enhances a good grip for the rest of the fingers. The rear of the handle is bulged again for good support in the base of the palm. The 3-inch blade is extremely tough and more than adequate when working with small and medium sized oysters implementing the hinge and chipping side entry method. The top and bottom of the forward section of the blade is gently convex. It gradually narrows and terminates in a flat, rounded tip.