The Razor Season

St. Patrick’s Day was the opening of the razor season. This shell fish used to be very popular. I wonder is it still used.

All you wanted was an iron rod, with a spear shaped top. You walked backwards on the wet patch when the tide was out and a spurt of water showed you where the razor was hidden. You stuck in the rod, gave it a twist to hold the shell fish and all you had to do was pull it out.

Mrs. Branagan (SHS, 1950)