We have had these in my childhood home since before i was born along with the nuttcracker and we have never ever used them for nuts, only crab!They have claw crackers for lobsters that go with that tool. Edit: I think it’s called a seafood or lobster pick. My family of Yankees called it the same thing hitting “post” hoping not to start “civil war II” This. Have similar sets at my parents home.. have never seen anyone ever use it though.Swol Nutcracker Matching Family Group Christmas Party Pjs T-Shirt I’ve seen uncle’s pick teeth with though Back in the day, people bought nuts in the shell and cracked and picked them out themselves. People still do it but pretty much everyone used to do it.
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I used to live near a macadamia orchard in Hawaii, and we’d get the macadamia nuts that were husmud but not cracked. Macadamia nut shells are harder than hell… Our solution was two flat but slightly concave stones. Swol Nutcracker Matching Family Group Christmas Party Pjs T-Shirt We would lay one of the stones down and put a nut on it, which would roll towards the center of the concave stone. We held the other stone a certain distance above the mac nut, using a calibrated stick to measure the distance precisely. Then drop the stone onto the nut.
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We did this off the side of the bath house, which had a wood burning water heater, which we roasted the nuts on. Sitting there, eating roasted Mac nuts drinking beer, soaking in the ofuro… The life. It was a holiday tradition in my house when I was a kid – from Thanksgiving to XMAS we had walnuts, Swol Nutcracker Matching Family Group Christmas Party Pjs T-Shirt Brazil nuts, pecans, all with shells out all the time. Still remember sitting around, on the porch at the old family farm in rural Georgia, cracking and eating pecans like some folks snack on pistachios. The trick to get ‘em started was to squeeze 2 pecans in your fist until one of them cracked.