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Steel Gray. Arterial Blood Red. Sap Green. These are just a few of the descriptions you’ll find in Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, a book first published in 1814 and set to make a stunning return to shelves. The book was originally produced for scientists, naturalists, and anyone undertaking an artistic endeavor who needed to conjure up the color of something without photographs to look at or Google to search. Abraham Gottlob Werner, a German mineralogist, started the descriptive system of explaining and charting colors in nature and it was trusted by the likes of Charles Darwin. The book shares where in nature you can find all these specific colors, and it reads like a book of poetry. 

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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.