Tiggy & Pip is a vintage home décor shop by mother and son décor and interior design loving duo, Tiggy and Pip Coudray.
With a shared love of all things French and vintage we opened our shop in 2011.
Based in France, between Cognac and La Rochelle, we source unusual items from recent French and European history. Everyday French household items from the 1880's to 1980's which, although at one time were plentiful, are now increasingly rare and collectible. We source specialist props for films/photo shoots and interior designers. Many of our 'finds' are currently on display in a number of top New York restaurants and Hollywood apartments.
Free Worldwide Shipping on this set of genuine, vintage, French oyster shucking knives. - see shipping notes.
These French oyster knives have two essential things : a built-in guard in stainless steel, real protection for your hands, and a sharp edge. The handles are made of solid hardwoods.
To use them correctly:
Wrap a tea towel over one hand and use it to hold the oyster firmly.
Using the oyster shucking knife in the other hand, place the tip of the shucking knife at the base of the hinge, twist the knife using pressure, then without the pressure, lever the knife upwards, or twist it to prise the hinge open.
Slide the knife under the top shell to release the oyster and remove the shell.
You can now add a dressing of your choice to the oyster.
They are all slightly different from each other and vary in size, the largest measures 15cms/6" long, the smallest 13.5cms/5¼". The widest guard measures 7cms/2¾", the smallest 5cms/2".
Some of the handles are more rounded then others and the guards are all different shapes and sizes, making them exciting to the eye. Interesting, individual utensils. They are all marked 'Inox/Acier (Stainless Steel) France', two are branded 'Trempe'.
They are all in genuine, vintage condition, as you can see from the photos. They have opened many oysters, over the years, so some of the guards are loose and there are signs of corrosion but they are all still perfectly usable and the 'wear' actually gives them an authenticity and charm.
They have many years of Oyster opening left to offer.
We ship worldwide.
Your purchase will be carefully packaged and shipped from France using La Poste's First Class 'Colissimo International' service. It will be fully tracked, signed for and insured.
We don't charge for packaging and should the worst happen we always refund or replace.
Most orders ship the following business day. When we're extra busy, it may take up to 3 days.
Once you have been notified of dispatch the delivery time frames are as follows:
Europe: 1 - 5 working days.
Rest of the World 5 -14 working days.
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There's always a discount for multiple purchases and we will combine shipping costs to give you the best price.
Please take a look in our store, if you'd like to buy some 'vintage' Oyster plates to go with these knives:
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