This gizmo is a nutcracker, and it seems for walnuts in particular. Now that that I’m looking at it, what a great idea because they can’t spin or slip out of the grip of the cracker. How cool is that?
Thank you, Aimless!
Please, help! This is making me nuts!
I have absolutely no idea what this thing is supposed to be. It sorta makes me think of a nutcracker meets some crazy kind of bottle opener. Plus, it’s made out of some really heavy-duty metal. Maybe it’s for pulling corks out of wine bottles?
My only clue is that I did find it in a kitchen drawer. When my mom and I cleaned out a great-aunt’s apartment I found this nifty gizmo and since I had zero idea about what it was used for, of course I had to drag it home. Not that I don’t have kitchen gadgets galore jammed into drawers, but, geez, I know what all of those are for. What fun is that when I can have a tool with no known use?
This dealie-bob is a complete and utter mystery. I’m stumped. I even posted it on Pinterest to see if maybe some kind soul would put me out of my misery and tell me what it’s for so I could actually use it. So far, no luck.
Intrepid readers, I know you’re out there! I see you lurking on the statistics page and it just blows me away that people all over the globe are reading my ramblings. So, PLEASE give me your best guess in the comments. Ask your friends to ask their friends. Somebody HAS to know!
Hey, maybe it’s a spring-loaded kumquat squeezer and I just don’t know it. In which case, I’m gonna have to stock up on kumquats and then figure out what in the heck to do with them.
Thanks for reading. And a double thanks if you leave me a comment! Stay tuned and I’ll let you know what it turns out to be, she said optimistically.