For anyone who is entering the world of eating oysters, shucking your own becomes the price of admission. And depending on the oyster, it can be a steep price indeed, as you fumble and dig and pry and strain to get at that wondrous flesh hidden inside the shell. This glove is a game changer, and gives an amateur /aspiring shocker the confidence that a couple of dozen Island Creeks won't entail a visit to the emergency room in case your knife slips. By any stretch of the imagination, the glove is pricey, but there is no doubt, it is a top quality product and it is confidence inspiring if you have a couple of dozen shells to go through. If you love oysters, and you know who you are, the glove is like driving a Ferrari, perfectly suited for those sharp and twisty shells. If you love oysters, and rather leave the shucking to someone else, this is not a casual purchase. It is for the true oyster fan. For safety, it can't be beat, and if that's the criteria, it actually seems quite reasonable.