Vintage Simple Elegant HARDWOOD NUTCRACKER Décor Pliers - eBay (item 310044038771 end time Apr-29-08 20:05:28 PDT)
This vintage nutcracker has a super simple design and is elegantly made. There's no maker's mark anywhere. The wood is very hard, very smooth, polished and a pleasure to handle. The metal teeth are deep and inset firmly, ready to grip and crush tough nuts. The springy metal hinge is attached with three screws on each leg or handle.
The wood shows little wear. The metal hinge has some patina, the teeth almost none. The two larger teeth fit together when you compress the nutcracker. Do it fast and you get a nice castanet sound from this old hardwood nutcracker.
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