Questions About Custom Oyster Knives

Read answers to some of the common questions we get from customers about our engraved oyster knives. Don’t see your question? Send us your question.

How long will it take for me to receive my custom oyster knives?

Normal production time is about 7 to 10 business days. However, we've been known to make and ship the same day in rush situations. Just let us know when you need your order and we'll do everything we can to meet your deadline. We wouldn't want you to be without shuckers for your oyster roast!

Will I receive a free proof after I place my order??

Yes. Whether we are designing your art from scratch or using a design you provided, we will send you a digital proof for your approval prior to production.

Can I order a sample oyster knife before placing my larger order?

We always provide a digital proof of your mallets before production. Please email or call us at 800.750.9301 if you need a physical pre-production sample and we'll help with your sample order.

What is the size of the engraving area? What will and won't fit on my oyster knife handles?

The usable area on our Frenchman style knife is 1.5 inches wide by 0.5 inches high. Our New Haven knife has a usable decoration area of 2 inches wide by 0.5 inches high. You will want to avoid small details and very small text. The bigger the text and bolder the elements in your design, the better it will translate to the finished engraving. Please email your design if you want us to take a look at it and make our professional recommendations.

How do I clean my oyster knives?

We recommend hand washing with soap and water and immediately fully drying with a towel. You can use a food-safe butcher block oil on the wood handle if you like. Do not run through the dishwasher.

Can you do unique names or information on each mallet?

Just spell everything out for us on the order form, and we'll send you a proof to confirm. There's no additional cost for this service.