Wrightsville Beach, NC - Harbor Island Oyster Co., LLC (http://www.harborislandoyster.com)
“We are thrilled to launch Harbor Island Oyster Co.,” says Kim Wilt, founder of Harbor Island Oyster Co. “We are proud to offer quality products that have been tested by real oyster eaters.”
The online-only company features a Signature premium 8-inch oyster knife from Paderno – personalized for every customer. Tested on dozens of oyster varieties from across North America, the 3-inch stainless steel blade is delicate enough to open small Pacific oysters and sturdy enough to tackle large, stubborn East Coast bivalves. The hand guard is oversized to help protect hands and features a flat edge to rest the knife on the table. Customers can choose to engrave each knife with a monogram, commemorative date, favorite saying, address or another special phrase. Harbor Island Oyster Co. Signature oyster knives retail for $35. Engraving and shipping are always offered at no charge. As an added bonus, when not shucking oysters, the knife looks stunning on the shelf or in a hip holster at the next oyster roast.
Also featured on the web site are original recipes for classic oyster recipes such as oyster shooters and oyster soup, as well as recipes from infamous oyster producers such as Hog’s Island. Visitors will also find links to vintage oyster recipes from the original White House Cookbook. The website also boasts the world’s most comprehensive calendar of U.S. and Canadian oyster festivals.
In the near future, the company plans to offer premium, personalized oyster buckets and “bling-your-
About Harbor Island Oyster Co.
Harbor Island Oyster Co. (http://www.harborislandoyster.com) was founded after eating a lot of oysters but never finding the time to find the right shucker - one that would work on all oysters and would make people look good using them. So we set out to find the perfect knife that would impress the most intense ostreaphile (oyster lover). After we found the perfect knife, we then set about finding a way to personalize each one so there would be no doubt who belongs to our knives at the next oyster roast. We worked with the best in the business and developed a proprietary process to engrave the knife without affecting its integrity.
Harbor Island Oyster Co. Signature knives and gift buckets are perfect for wedding and groomsmen’s gifts, hostess gifts, corporate acknowledgements, real estate closing gifts, and fundraising donor recognition. Kim Wilt, founder and budding ostreaphile, recently received her Certificate of Achievement from Oyster Aficionado.