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Old 06-10-2011, 11:08   #1
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Default Opening a hazelnut using a knife.

This is an old country method to open up a hazel nut with a small pocket knife. It sure as hell saves your teeth.
Here's your nut.

Removed from the husk.

The end of the nut which sticks out from the husk is the end you want to work on.
Scrape the end of with your knife. **Bear in mind I had to hold a camera with one hand, you should be using two hands.**

Scraping will reveal a small split in the nut shell. It doesn't show up too good in the pic.

Insert your knife point and work it in. **DON'T DO IT ON YOUR LEG THIS IS JUST FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC PURPOSES.**

Give it a twist and you'll split the nut.

There it is.
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Old 06-10-2011, 15:08   #2
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Good tip mate cheers.
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Old 06-10-2011, 17:22   #3
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Default Re: Opening a hazelnut using a knife.

Wish you'd have posted that last week, davy and I have just been out and picked a pile ourselves!!
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Default Re: Opening a hazelnut using a knife.

Nice one Bushwhacker, got loads of nuts this year off my tree so i'll be trying this over the weekend. I usually hit the pointy bit with a brick, lol
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This is pretty much how a squirrel does it, but with its teeth!!
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Default Re: Opening a hazelnut using a knife.

Call me old fashioned but I use the pliers on my leatherman.
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