Oyster Operating Instruments

Some oysters eject the implanted nucleus before the gonad incision heals. ‘Sometimes’ the oyster will then make a “Keshi” pearl.  Keshi have no nucleus, are usually baroque in shape and range in size from small to quite large. Top quality Keshi are beautiful and command high prices.
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Mantle Cutter

Shell Opening Pliers

Mantel Tissue Inserter

Nucleus Inserter

Gonad Scalpel

Hand made, all stainless steel.

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