Nut crackers have rarely been given considerably adulation, forced to cede stardom to other implements, like corkscrews and bottle openers. But now, just in time for nut-cracking season, comes a really modern day nutcracker from Normann Copenhagen that appears great and is straightforward to use—no little feat. An aluminum element that firmly grips modest and large nuts is encased in a pliable silicone loop that makes bearing down on the nut a comfy exercise—but then springs right back to type following the nut’s been cracked. No challenging sell required. We’re sold.