After his grandparents died, a young man was going through their old things and found something interesting. He showed it to a friend.
They didn’t know what these metal things could be until they looked them up on the Internet.
The sticks made of metal are actually nutcrackers. This type of nutcracker is likely from the 1940s or 1950s. It was used to get the nut out of its shell.
They help you get to the part of the nut that you can eat, but they are most often used to help you eat a chestnut.
This kind of nutcracker was often part of a set of seafood tools that also included tools for breaking the shells of shellfish and picks for getting the meat out.
The nutcrackers often came with a chestnut-shaped bowl made of wood that matched the tool.
Many of us and our grandparents used the same tools at home, which brings back good memories.
Did you ever have nutcrackers or picks like this? Tell us about your favorite memories of them in the comments!