An elegant tool for when you're entertaining guests or simply enjoying snacks that need to be cracked. This Nutcracker features stainless steel tongs and curvy, durable handles shaped from locally grown and harvested Boxwood. This item was handmade in the village of Nontron, a region of France where it is believed knife making began in the 13th Century. Using traditional methods, local artisans have produced precious tools for many generations. The wood-burned patterns on the handle make the Nutcracker an especially beautiful and unique piece of cutlery.