How to Spot an Authentic German Nutcracker That is Worth its Weight in Walnuts (or Hazelnuts or Brazil nuts!)
Passed - Real Nutcracker
Failed - Low Quality Nutcracker
A nutcracker is a special gift that can be handed down for generations. But a good nutcracker shouldn't just sit on a shelf and be admired -
it should actually crack nuts!
...and be useful.
Believe it or not,
...many people who spend hundreds of dollars on nutcrackers are afraid to put a nut in the jaw of their silent soldier.
But Cuckoo Forest knows a quality nutcracker is all about sturdy German craftsmanship - so they put theirs to the test.
In this test, Cuckoo Forest purchased various nutcrackers from Christmas Markets and department stores. Probably the first-place people looking for nutcrackers would think to shop.
They then grabbed a few of their own authentic German nutcrackers anyone can purchase from cuckooforest.com and put them all to the test!
5 varieties of nuts were used:
Brazil Nut (the granddaddy of all hard nuts)
The results were not all that surprising to anyone who knows their nutcrackers.
The authentic German nutcrackers came through unscathed, cracking over 30 nuts in a row without a single failure!
You can check out all of the nutcracking glory here in this YouTube video.
Can you tell the difference in quality between the two nutcrackers?
When it comes to nutcrackers that really crack nuts,
...quality is everything.
The truth is that expensive nutcrackers purchased from department stores or Christmas markets are probably not worth the hundreds of dollars spent.
Cuckoo Forest only sells authentic German nutcrackers for a reason. Look at the details on the painted faces!
The clothing and details scream charm and quality.
These things are important because a nutcracker with shoddy detailing will probably crack under the pressure of a real nut.
When it comes to nutcrackers, details count.
- Look at the craftsmanship and precisely painted wood
- Each grain from the wood shines through
- Every color chosen carefully
- Every line painted perfectly
These nutcrackers will stand the test if time.
Even details like skis, scarfs, and other props are not over looked by the German artisans.
In German culture the gift of a nutcracker means good luck, so they make these nutcrackers to last generation after generation.
They are meant to be passed down and enjoyed for years to come, not just stored on a shelf during the holidays.
Nutcrackers are serious business for the men and women who craft them. Cuckoo Forest only sells the authentic German figurines because this
...authenticity means a useful and beautiful keepsake.
German Nutcrackers in the shape of Soldiers or Kings have been made, displayed, and used since the 15th century.
A good nutcracker could be made from up to 130 carefully assembled pieces!
But what use is all this craftmanship and detailing if your nutcracker cracks under the pressure of its original purpose? Cracking nuts.
Cracking nuts with your nutcracker and enjoying them as a family can be a fun conversation starter during the holidays.
With that in mind the folks at Cuckoo Forest made their purchases, grabbed their authentic nutcrackers, and put them to the test.
“Sadly, the ones purchases at department stores and Christmas markets cracked under the pressure.” Handles were cracked, jaws broken and expensive nutcrackers ruined.
In fact, makers of these models actually advise owners not to crack nuts with their nutcrackers.
However, the bauthentic German nutcrackers cracked nut after nut! Dozens of nuts were put in their jaws and cracked over and over again.
Just a few minor scratches that one would expect after cracking hard shelled nuts.
These nutcrackers are clearly made for a purpose!
The aftermath is glorious for a nut lover and nutcracker lover! Just cracked shells and not cracked jaws.
The proof is in the craftmanship and details of these expertly assembled German nutcrackers.
"Don’t spend hundreds of dollars on a dust collector! Buy an authentic German NUTCRACKER!"
Theses will bring joy to you, your kids and their kids for years to come.