ANOC oysters exercise their abductor muscles so they clamp shut and stay fresh upon shipment. That means you will need a proper knife to open these babies, since they won’t give it up easily. This beauty of a knife has a pointed tip and a short, broad blade that reduces the likelihood you will break the shell. Trust us, this knife is worth the investment. You will never use another shucking knife again to open cocktail oysters after giving this shucker a whirl.