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Thread: Where to find "Nutcracker" nut cracker that works?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Raleigh, NC

    Where to find "Nutcracker" nut cracker that works?

    My SIL just was telling me how much her DD wants their decorative Nutcrackers (toy soldiers ones) to work. I thought it would be a great gift to find her one for Christmas. I checked Williams-Sonoma, with no luck. Anyone know where to get one?
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Columbus, OH USA

    I hope someone who knows differently chimes in but honestly, I don't think the nutcrackers crack nuts. If you want to I would get one of the metal squirrels to crack nuts. Good (toy soldier) nutcrackers are expensive and you wouldn't want to take a chance. (The squirrel is really cute!)
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    San Ramon, CA
    Beth: you can try here but they sure are pricey
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Blue Ridge Mts of VA!
    Wow, I always wondered about this, too. I want to buy one! Tyra, those are so cool.
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  5. #5
    My Dad actually collects nutcrackers, but I don't think he's ever used them to actually crack nuts. Tyra, those are actually pretty reasonably priced. The really nice ones are made by Steinbach:

    Beth, I think you want to get one that's made in China/Taiwan as opposed to Germany to cut down on the price. I'm trying to think where I've seen them recently. In the past, I've seen them at places like Crate & Barrel, Target, Marshalls. You might want to try e-bay.

  6. #6
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    Dec 2005
    It's not a toy soldier nutcracker but this one is decorative, functional, and has great reviews.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Las Vegas, NV, USA
    I have seen the Steinbach ones at Tuesday Morning. They usually have them every year. I think they are usually under $100.

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