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HVRNT—it’s short for “hivernant,” the French word for “winterer”—is a Minnesota-based duo that uses their experience in everything from adventuring and photography to illustration and design to create awesome products of both the digital and physical variety, like the HVRNT wood-burned axes and hatchets. Each of their gorgeous chopping or felling instruments is Made in the USA and features a hand-drawn and wood-burned design, ranging from trees or arrows to anchors or feathers. The hatchet options are split between brand new broad head hatchets with a painted head and a polished edge, and a restored option with a cleaned-up and sharpened head along with a new hickory handle. They even have a Geometric, un-restored hatchet with an Aztec style wood-burned pattern and a painted handle if you want a display piece. When it comes to full length axes, the current option is a Council Tool Dayton Head Axe with a striped pained handle and a wood-burned “Momma Bear” on the handle. HVRNT axes are worthy of any great EDC shop.

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While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.