Oysters have a way of being unpredictible. To avoid a knife accident it is necessary to have a sharp and well engineer oyster knife. Wusthof oyster knifes are well made and will last for many years. With the solid construction of a Wusthof Oyster knife the blades will never loosen make the the knife unsafe for use. The oyster knives use the same steel that is used in our other more expensive knives. Wusthof uses a special blend of German steel through out the whole length of the knife. This Oyster knife is very rugged with a finger guard to seperate your fingers from the sharp oyster shells.