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Coastal Custom Knifeworks

615 Boone Hill Rd.
Summerville South Carolina , 29483
United States

Superb Craftsmanship

Mr. Reed made me a Mora inspired scandi bushcraft knife. It is absolutely beautiful. The craftsmanship is superb. Hopefully this will be my first of many Shannon Reed knives to join my collection.

Great Groomsmen Gifts

I had Shannon make 12 Sewe Shuckers as groomsmen gifts. I asked him to use 12 different exotic woods and they turned out better than I could have ever imagined! His attention to detail and craftmanship will not disappoint. I immediately had friends and family asking where they could get one. Shannon is a first class guy that was very helpful throughout the whole process. I will definitely be a repeat customer!

Absolutely gorgeous custom shucker

Shannon worked with me on designing a custom shucker that was both beautiful and functional . Perfect weight , balance and feel . And it opened oysters on the same day that it arrived . The quality and fit and finish are amazing ! And of course , I'll have him build another shucker .

Wow. Just wow.

I don’t recall where I was introduced to CCK, G&G magazine maybe? But as soon as I went to Shannon's website and saw the knives he is crafting I knew I had to have one of his oyster knives. So I ordered a Sewee Shucker with Ironwood scales, brass bolster, mosaic pins and a brass lanyard tube and lanyard. When I took it from the box my first thought was, I’m not using this. I’m framing the damn thing. LOL. It is just a knock your socks off gorgeous piece of craftsmanship. I can’t tell you what a happy sense of satisfaction possessing this knife gives me. I shucked my first oysters last night. Big, gnarly bottom raised Gulf coast oysters. The blade style of the Sewee is perfect for these guys. Spectacular performance with what looks and feels like the Rolls Royce of oyster knives in your hand.

I need another good cooking knife like I need a hole in the head, but I’m doing all I can to figure out what kind of I can justify asking Shannon to make for me.

Unparalleled craftsmanship and artistry!

I’ve had Shannon handcraft a number of shuckers and knives, each more beautiful than the last. He is a remarkable craftsman who’s attention to the smallest details is unparalleled.

Unparalleled Craftsman’s

A Functional Piece Of Art

My wife game me a Sewee Shucker as a Christmas present. When I opened the box I was amazed at the workmanship. It was almost too pretty to use for it's intended function. We had an oyster roast the following New Year's Day. Usually there are very very few volunteers to shuck the oysters. After our guests saw how easy your knife made the process almost everyone wanted to give it a try. Perfectly balanced and up to the gritty grimy process. Amazing craftsmanship and Customer Service throughout the ordering process...


Shannon custom made 2 oyster shuckers for my friends who are giving an oyster roast. I have only seen pictures, but my friends were thrilled.Shannon responded to all of my inquiries in a timely manner , and guided me through the decisions that I  needed to make so that he could create these treasured gifts! I highly recommend his work.


Shannon created two beautiful Sewee Shuckers as a gift for my
wife.  Without hesitation he worked with me to customize the blade and
handle design combination.  The knives are beautiful and incredibly
well made.  Their feel and balance are spot on.  I look forward to many years and oyster roasts
with these knives.  Without a doubt, I'll order from Coastal again. 
Keep up the good work.

Oyster Knife

I received an Oyster Knife for an anniversary present from my wife.  The craftsmanship of this knife is exceptional.  I couldn't stop holding it and admiring it.  I've seen many had made knives but this one is one of the best I've ever seen.  Thank you!


Shannon was amazing from start to finish. He listened to the idea of what I wanted and executed it beyond what I had even imagined. His level of skill in his craft is incredible and I am more than thrilled with the final product. Thank you, Shannon for your hard work - it's absolutely beautiful!

Testimonial #7

Shannon's oyster knives are top knotch and flawless; a true work of art. I purchased a Spalted Maple Sewee Shucker last year and it has tackled everything our west coast oysters can throw at it. I got a extra pointy tip which helps with even the toughest hinge. Looking forward to adding more of his work to my collection, especially the new Seabrook shucker. I highly recommend these shuckers, anyone on the fence, buy one now. -Colin at Humboldt Bay Oyster Company

Testimonial #6

Every knife made by Shannon Reed is a piece of art. Shannon is a thoughtful craftsman who puts a part of himself into each piece. The quality of his designs and level of attention to detail is obvious. I bought one of his oyster shuckers as a gift for someone who had everything, knowing a knife from Coastal Custom Knifeworks would be perfect. And, of course, it was.


Shannon made three oyster shucker for me a couple of years ago. They are high functioning pieces of art. Every roast we go to we are complimented on them. I just ordered three more for friends. Keep up the great work!!

Project Manager/Oyster Killer

Shannon has made 6 Amboyna Burl Sewee Shuckers and a single Black Cherry (with a Tiger Paw) Sewee Shuckers for me over the past few years. The craftsmanship and knife quality is just outstanding. We are an "oyster killing " group and we use nothing but his knives. Durable and beautiful, the hardest thing for us to do is not let them walk away with other people when the oyster roast is over

Four Green Fields Gallery & Gifts

We've been carrying Shannon's knives in our shop for several years now, and his designs continue to get more and more interesting. He experiments with new blade shapes, and really creative handle materials--like pine cones set in resin, "war wood," and dyed box elder.Shannon's got an incredible attention to detail, and collectors are noticing. We're proud to represent such a talented craftsman!


Shannon crafted three Sewee Shuckers for our family with curly koa handles.The fit and balance of the knives is amazing.I chose koa because we're Hawaiian and they are already family heirlooms.I always get asked where I got them at oyster roasts.Shannon is a true artist.