The Nutcracker

By Drosselmeyer


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Designed by Erik von Shoultz and Joakim Norin.

  • Materials: Die-cast zinc; Body: Powder-coated body; Handle and Lever: Chromed
  • Care: Hand wash only
  • Dismantles for thorough cleaning and easily reassembled
  • Minimal exertion required
  • Designed and produced in Sweden
  • Dimensions: 3.5" x 4.5"
  • Weight: 0.5 lb.

12 Reviews (4.5 out of 5 Grommets)

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Love it!

11/9/2013 by Linda

It is really attractive and a really good design. It feels good in your hand and it makes it really easy to crack nuts with one hand!


Love it!

10/25/2013 by Linda

A very good looking, sturdy nutcracker. Love it! Will order more for family.


Better than expected

10/15/2013 by Kristine

This nutcracker is very elegant, practical and very well made. Something I would purchase again.



6/5/2015 by Heidi

Great tool and conversation starter!


great nut cracker

9/22/2014 by Linda

very easy to use and works good on most nuts.

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Drosselmeyer Nutcracker & Caretta Shellfish Pliers

About Drosselmeyer

Let’s Get Cracking

Foods that come in a shell can be intimidating. One wrong move and you’ve sent a walnut shell sailing across the room or squirted lobster juice in someone’s eye. As a host, you could avoid serving any projectile-prone nuts or boiled crustaceans… or you could keep them on the menu and celebrate their quirky armor. With the right tools, the ritual of shelling nuts and cracking shellfish is as enjoyable as the prizes inside the hulls.

Friends since childhood, Swedish designers Oscar Löwenhielm and Erik von Schoultz reinvented the traditional nutcracker when they founded Drosselmeyer Design Group (which is named after a character in The Nutcracker ballet). Their creation uses a double lever to swiftly crush even the hardest nut shells without requiring a herculean effort. A cone-shaped chamber catches the shells to avoid spraying fragments, and most of the meat of the nut stays intact since the cracking bar doesn’t penetrate past the shell. The entire cracking assembly, made of die-cast zinc, is detachable for easy cleaning.

After the success of their innovative nutcracker, Oscar and Erik turned their attention to sea creatures. Their Caretta shellfish pliers have a spring-loaded handle and use the same double-levered action to crack lobsters, crabs and crayfish. The stainless-steel gadget has serrated teeth to securely hold your shellfish while the shell is crushed from underneath, so the meat isn’t smashed and any sea juices flow onto the plate.

Sleek, durable and effective, Drosselmeyer’s nutcracker and seafood pliers get the job done with impeccable style. Design and function are brilliantly interwoven.