The Kraken

By Middleton Made Knives

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Before you dig into a pile of shellfish, you need the right shucking tools on hand. Master blade smith Quintin Middleton’s designs tools for Middleton Made Knives that help get the job done quickly and easily. The Kraken is a solid, durable, knife-like tool that pops open joints on lobsters and crabs, and also peels and de-veins shrimp. The scaled-down, ergonomic design fits securely in your grip and makes short work of breaking down shellfish.

  • Materials: High-carbon stainless steel, plastic
  • Care: Hand wash with soap and warm water or top-rack dishwasher safe
  • Unique design functions as shellfish cracker & shrimp peeler and deveiner
  • Curved, ergonomic handle for easy gripping
  • Durable, corrosion-resistant blade
  • Great for use on lobsters, crabs, and shrimp
  • Made in China
  • Dimensions: 5.7" x 1" x 0.4"
  • Weight: 0.175 lb.

10 Reviews (4.8 out of 5 Grommets)

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This is Awesome


This really makes it real easy to open shrimp,lobster, and crab legs don’t go to any sea food place with out it. AWESOME !!!!!!!!


Great Kraken!


Love this tool and it’s ease of use. Anything that makes preparing food quicker and easier is a blessing in my book!


Here Goes!


These are great! They fit in the hand comfortably and are easy to use. Great deveining shrimp and demolishing crab and lobster shells. Go in through the joint. I don't need shell crackers-this little tool works as advertised. Pricey but get over it and splurge-you've already spent a lot on the seafood!More > < Less


Excellent Choice


Bought for my daughters boyfriend who likes to cook. He was thrilled.




Great tool. Use it all the time. We like seafood around here and this really is a handy tool

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Beer, oysters, and shellfish—who’s with me?

About Middleton Made Knives

Expertly Designed

Quintin Middleton grew up with an interest in knives and swords—and, as a Southerner, he knows his way around shellfish. His put his ten plus years as a master blade smith into redesigning shellfish and shucking tools for Middleton Made Knives.

Quintin hails from South Carolina, so he’s no stranger to crab legs—but he found that traditional crackers weren’t super helpful in breaking them down. He created the Kraken based off of his mother’s seam ripping tool—with a slightly hooked tip to get into joints, and a prong for de-veining shrimp.

The Brew Shucker is his combination of an oyster shucking knife and bottle opener—the perfect pairing for backyard seafood fests. The scaled-down design makes it easy to handle, and its solid weight feels secure in your grip.

Leave no oyster un-shucked, and no crab leg intact. With these tools on hand you can enjoy shellfish with way less hassle.