Oyster fork

identifier

ID 524

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 89.0293 L=13,5cm WD=2cm WT=20gr
description

Small (approx. 12-13 cm long) fork with three sharp, short (approx. 2-3 cm) teeth with which one can remove oysters from their shells. The teeth are straight or slightly bent inward; usually one tooth has a cut on the outside to cut the oyster loose. The oyster fork can also be provided with a knife at the other end. [MOT]