Those chose Berti’s gorgeous nutcracker as a holiday must-have:
“One of the season’s many traditions is the arrival of the “Nutcracker,” as in, the ballet. What about its namesake, the age-old implement used to break nuts out of shells? At Jody Williams’s “gastrothèque” Buvette, in New York, cozy up to the bar and you’ll be greeted with baskets of uncracked walnuts and almonds. It’s a lovely ritual to keep in mind for holiday entertaining—one requiring a nutcracker, of course. With an ox-horn head, leather grip and steel shaft, this handmade model from expert knife-making atelier Coltellerie Berti is an object that weds function and fabulousness. Packaged with a side of Italian walnuts, it’s a handsome token to bring a host. You might also consider buying one for yourself.”
Happy last minute shopping for the holidays!