A Nut-Cracking Hammer That Stops Shell Shrapnel

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Although the nutcracker seems like an outdated piece of technology given you can buy nuts with the shells already removed, a small chunk of the population seems to still prefer doing it themselves. So nutcracker makers keep plying their trade, coming up with better and better designs, like this satisfying hammer that prevents shattered shells from becoming dangerous projectiles.

Roger Aquer calls his simple but clever creation the Nut Hammer, and thanks to a removable rubber ball on the head it safely contains all of the shell bits after you've struck a blow for snack time. The Nut Hammer will eventually be available for sale at Menu, but hopefully before the holidays, which everyone knows is the prime nutcracking season. [Roger Arquer via I New Idea]

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theodorebear
Theodore Bear

Fun idea, but I think it's easier to just smash them on a dish towel or on a cutting board and then you can keep track of all of the "shrapnel." Having to take off the little rubber ball and empty it each nut would take a lot of time if you're cracking a lot of nuts.