This all natural wood nut cracker is just too cute to pass up. Shaped like a mushroom, it looks adorable (and trendy) on your coffee table and makes a great gift. By twisting the screw cap, you can crack open the nut with much less force than is required of a typical nut cracker. Plus, the lack of pinching metal parts means its safer to use. Even children can go to town cracking open nuts! This nutcracker was featured in the New York Times article "Nutcrackers: Master of the Hard Shell", online and in the print version on November 20, 2014. Chef Chris Cosentino thought the nutcracker resembled a porcini, and mentioned that... "You can hold the top or the bottom to twist it together. That's nice, elegant and simple." The mushroom nutcracker now comes in a 3 different color options! The classic brown cap is stained dark. The whimsical Red Toadstool has white spots and fits right in with your woodland decor. And our latest addition is the Natural Heartwood cap which is made with the heartwood of the beech tree. Over 100-140 years, the aging process in the center of the trunk results in a reddish hue with darker marbling. Because of this native process, each Natural Heartwood cap is unique. So now the only thing you need to decide, is which style you want to buy!