Handmade Bourbon Barrel Oyster Knife
Brent Stubblefield launched his handmade knife business, Join or Die, in Richmond, Virginia several years ago as a way to bring back traditional skill, lore, and craft as the foundation for a new economy. With oysters serving as a staple of the Virginia diet, it was only natural for Grid Supply Co. to partner with Brent to make a limited edition oyster knife. But not just any oyster knife, one made from oak bourbon barrel staves from Richmond based Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Brent realized that bourbon barrels, which are charred to give the drink its signature flavor, would make for the perfect texture and aesthetic for the knife’s handles. Each knife, with its distinct handle that has been soaked in bourbon and beer, is finished off with a brass guard and mosaic pins. And to ensure our oyster knives perform just right, Grid Supply Co. has tested its unique design with some of the best shuckers in Virginia for feedback.