According to German folklore, nutcrackers were given as keepsakes to bring good luck to your family and protect your home. The legend says that a nutcracker represents power and strength to protect your family from evil spirits and danger. The nutcracker bears its teeth to the evil spirits and is a message of good luck and goodwill.
Our nutcracker stands 2.5" tall and has a working lever. (This is for ornamental purposes only and cannot crack nuts.)