I don't believe this little guy has ever actually cracked a nut, but he stands guard - ready to do so should the need ever arise!
He is one of the few nutcrackers in my collection that I actually purchased myself. I love his simplicity.
I decided to immortalize him in a painting to submit to Calypso Moon Artist Movement. The challenge was to create a painting that could be used as a Christmas card. I think he'd make a fine greeting card!.