Cracky by designer Jack Mankiewicz and Odin is an original and very unusual nutcracker – a merry monster, half laughing dolphin, half tyrannosaurus Rex.
But the important thing with nutcrackers is how they work: Cracky’s outstanding feature is its mighty teeth, its gaping wide mouth that can effortlessly break nuts of any size. Once these come between the large teeth, they are virtually incapable of further resistance.
Also important for the way Cracky works is the fact that its arms are held apart by a spring, so its mouth always starts off wide open and always ready to grab a nut. Moderate force applied with one hand will suffice to crack the shell in precisely the right place, with the handles and the jaws only moving a few millimetres towards each other.