Nuance Gourmet hammer is designed to meet the demand for a more appetizing and aesthetic way to serve lobster, crabs and other shellfish that getting a hammer from the toolbox. The Gourmet hammer is elegantly made from two pieces of hand polished stainless steel that are fitted together and silver welded by hand. The weight distribution is perfect for both hitting and cracking the hard shells open. Nuance Gourmet hammer is a beautiful tool to be used both in the kitchen and on the table, where it practically beckons you to pick it up and use it. It is much nicer and more hygienic than any hammer, with a wooden handle no matter how new and clean.