My wife game me a Sewee Shucker as a Christmas present. When I opened the box I was amazed at the workmanship. It was almost too pretty to use for it's intended function. We had an oyster roast the following New Year's Day. Usually there are very very few volunteers to shuck the oysters. After our guests saw how easy your knife made the process almost everyone wanted to give it a try. Perfectly balanced and up to the gritty grimy process. Amazing craftsmanship and Customer Service throughout the ordering process...
Shannon custom made 2 oyster shuckers for my friends who are giving an oyster roast. I have only seen pictures, but my friends were thrilled.Shannon responded to all of my inquiries in a timely manner , and guided me through the decisions that I needed to make so that he could create these treasured gifts! I highly recommend his work.
Shannon created two beautiful Sewee Shuckers as a gift for my
wife. Without hesitation he worked with me to customize the blade and
handle design combination. The knives are beautiful and incredibly
well made. Their feel and balance are spot on. I look forward to many years and oyster roasts
with these knives. Without a doubt, I'll order from Coastal again.
Keep up the good work.
I received an Oyster Knife for an anniversary present from my wife. The craftsmanship of this knife is exceptional. I couldn't stop holding it and admiring it. I've seen many had made knives but this one is one of the best I've ever seen. Thank you!
Shannon was amazing from start to finish. He listened to the idea of what I wanted and executed it beyond what I had even imagined. His level of skill in his craft is incredible and I am more than thrilled with the final product. Thank you, Shannon for your hard work - it's absolutely beautiful!
Shannon's oyster knives are top knotch and flawless; a true work of art. I purchased a Spalted Maple Sewee Shucker last year and it has tackled everything our west coast oysters can throw at it. I got a extra pointy tip which helps with even the toughest hinge. Looking forward to adding more of his work to my collection, especially the new Seabrook shucker. I highly recommend these shuckers, anyone on the fence, buy one now. -Colin at Humboldt Bay Oyster Company
Every knife made by Shannon Reed is a piece of art. Shannon is a thoughtful craftsman who puts a part of himself into each piece. The quality of his designs and level of attention to detail is obvious. I bought one of his oyster shuckers as a gift for someone who had everything, knowing a knife from Coastal Custom Knifeworks would be perfect. And, of course, it was.
Shannon made three oyster shucker for me a couple of years ago. They are high functioning pieces of art. Every roast we go to we are complimented on them. I just ordered three more for friends. Keep up the great work!!
Shannon has made 6 Amboyna Burl Sewee Shuckers and a single Black Cherry (with a Tiger Paw) Sewee Shuckers for me over the past few years. The craftsmanship and knife quality is just outstanding. We are an "oyster killing " group and we use nothing but his knives. Durable and beautiful, the hardest thing for us to do is not let them walk away with other people when the oyster roast is over
Shannon crafted three Sewee Shuckers for our family with curly koa handles.The fit and balance of the knives is amazing.I chose koa because we're Hawaiian and they are already family heirlooms.I always get asked where I got them at oyster roasts.Shannon is a true artist.
We've been carrying Shannon's knives in our shop for several years now, and his designs continue to get more and more interesting. He experiments with new blade shapes, and really creative handle materials--like pine cones set in resin, "war wood," and dyed box elder.
Shannon's got an incredible attention to detail, and collectors are noticing. We're proud to represent such a talented craftsman!