The Duke Hand Pliers Nut Sheller (0125) is used to crack the nut shell, giving perfect halves. The handles are made from the finest cast aluminum. It features a shell deflector shield that avoids mess in nut shelling. This product can also be used for lobsters or crab legs. It's an easy to use nut sheller that is perfectly cracks Brazil nuts, almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts.