The Messermeister Shellfish Opener & Knife is a specialized seafood tool for easy maneuvering around multiple types of bivalves. The non-slip handle ensures a steady grip. The wide stainless steel blade allows for extreme control and an abbreviated tip to easily separate shells. A bonus feature not standard to most shellfish knives is the protective hand guard separating the handle from the blade. Shuck and serve oysters, clams and mussels with efficient controlled ease.