Upgrading Frieswick’s Table Top Clam Shucker

I picked up this table top clam shucker last week for a couple of bucks. This particular design invented by Kevin Frieswick in 2004  is still being sold, but from what the reviews tell me, the new ones are being made with less care than this one.

This is a nice sturdy hardwood and firmly connected blade. I am tickled with how it works, but I felt it could have been just a little bit better. I gave it a waterproof coating, some non skid feet and a hanging d-loop. Now I need more clams.