The Charleston Shucker Co. Introduces First Folding Oyster Knife with Bottle Opener

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Local business The Charleston Shucker Co. has introduced the newest item in its collection, a folding oyster knife with a built-in bottle opener. Just in time for holiday gift giving, The Stowaway Shucker is perfect for popping open both oysters and a cold beverage.

The Stowaway Shucker features a wooden handle and a beveled stainless steel blade with a built-in bottle opener that folds for safe, convenient storage. This oyster knife is both stylish and functional and the only two-in-one folding oyster knife available in the marketplace. Priced at $45, the knife comes with a protective nylon cover that can attach to a belt, a complimentary burlap drawstring gift pouch and free engraving is available on one side of the knife blade. Order online at

The Charleston Shucker Co. was founded in 2007 by South Carolina native Lindsey Ballenger and her husband. They were searching for personalized oyster knives to give as Christmas gifts, but couldn’t find them anywhere.

So they started an online shop offering engraved oyster knives. Eventually they designed their own oyster knife and began to offer a few additional, complementary products. Customers from all over the country order oyster knives, fish fillet knives and gift sets from The Charleston Shucker Co.

“We know there are two things people need for a great oyster roast: an oyster knife and a bottle opener, so it made perfect sense to expand our collection to include the first two-in-one oyster knife,” Ballenger said. “And with the folding design, it’s easy to store and safe for the next family oyster roast.”

The company’s custom-designed oyster knife, the Charleston Shucker, was featured in the 14th season of popular TV show “Top Chef.” The Palmetto Shucker also was featured in the December 2016 issue of Southern Living magazine’s “Gifts Made in the South.”

About The Charleston Shucker Co.

Oyster lovers know a high-quality oyster shucker is essential for breaking open an oyster shell with ease, and a personalized oyster knife is a treasure that will last for years. As the original online source for custom oyster knives, The Charleston Shucker Co. offers classic Southern oyster products straight from the owners’ home in Charleston, South Carolina. For more information, visit Sunday matinee only; quantities are limited.)


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