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  • Easily cracks open lobster or crab shells
  • Hard head breaks shellfish without damaging the meat
  • Long handle allows adequate room for a secure grip
  • Natural wood
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Get cracking on your next seafood feast with this 7" wooden lobster and crab mallet!

A must-have for any seafood dinner, this 7" wooden mallet makes short work of your favorite shellfish without damaging the meat! It is made from natural wood and is a great way to add some fun to any seafood meal.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • Hand Wash Only

    Hand Wash Only

    To preserve quality, this item should only be hand-washed and sanitized.

Long Handle

The long handle on this mallet gives you a firm grip and lets you provide the strength and leverage needed to break through hard shells.

Solid Mallet Head

The mallet head is secured tightly to the handle and will stay in place as you break open delicious lobsters and crabs.

Great for Any Seafood Feast

This mallet is great for catered events, all-you-can-eat crab shacks, seafood restaurants, and you can even offer them at markets for patrons to use with seafood they purchase. Wherever there's a crab feast, these mallets are a true essential!

How to Pick Maryland Blue Crabs

A crab feast is one of the best ways to enjoy a summer day! To learn more about picking Maryland blue crabs, watch this step-by-step video.

Nothing exemplifies summer more than a crab feast! Picking crabs is just as much about joining together a group of people to laugh and share stories, as it is about eating delicious crabs. Picking crabs evokes a sense of community, and for many East Coast inhabitants, it is a way of life. Today we’ll be showing you one of many ways to pick a Maryland blue crab, so you can make sure you’re getting the most meat out of your crabs! The first thing you're going to do is remove the claws and the three middle legs of the crab. This is pretty easy to do, you just pull it at the joint like so, and set it aside. You might get a little bit of meat as you remove the legs. The meat in the claws and the legs is going to be pink-brown in color, and also have a stronger taste than the rest of the crab. We'll leave these back fins attached because they'll be helpful later when we're removing the lump meat from the back of the crab. Next we're going to crack open the claw. In order to do this you can just lay it on its side, you can use your mallet, and you'll give it one good whack, maybe two. Then you'll flip it over to the other side, and you'll crack it again right here by the pinchers. Gently pull it out to reveal a nice, big lump of crab meat, and this is great to dip into butter or Old Bay. Next we'll remove the meat from the middle legs. In order to do that you will hold the leg like this between your fingers and give it a nice crack. Pull it apart to reveal a nice piece of crab meat. The next thing we're going to do is remove the meat from the body. We'll flip it over to expose the apron. You'll use your finger or a sheller to pry it open, and you'll pull it back and detach it. You'll notice that you've revealed a hole in the back of the crab, which you can use to pry off the top shell. You'll expose the inside of the crab, and you will discard the top shell of the crab and remove the lungs and gills. in this cavity you'll also find the mustard, which is considered to be a delicacy, so if you're feeling adventurous you can try eating that as well. Next we will separate the two halves of the body. It comes apart pretty easily and you have two equal halves. Set one half aside. Next you'll have the back fin to remove the jumbo lump meat from the back of the crab. In order to do that, you'll just break it at a joint. You'll reveal this nice big piece of jumbo lump crab meat. This is the biggest muscle in the crab and its also the sweetest, most succulent meat in the body Next you'll want to take the remaining part of the crab, and you'll pinch and pick any remaining delicate white meat. When you're done cleaning this cavity, you will repeat these steps with the remaining half of the crab. It’s pretty typical to eat several crabs at a time, along with some corn on the cob, potato salad or some ‘slaw, so don’t expect to be going anywhere for a while. Enjoying each other’s company, while getting a little messy in the process, is what picking crabs is all about. So grab the Old Bay, melted butter, and an ice cold beer, and pick crabs like a Maryland native.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Length: 7 Inches

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  • Overall User Rating: 7" Wooden Lobster / Crab Mallet

    4.9 stars from 49 reviews

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    These wooden mallets are light weight but do the job in which they are intended. Trust me, because I tried them on my crab claws today and IF they didn’t work I would have been the first to say, Steer Clear! Nothing gets between me and my crabs. Lol
    This wooden lobster/crab mallet works very well and looks just as pictured on the website. The mallet is the perfect weight to open crab not to heavy or too light.
    Bought this to use at home. Makes breaking crab meat or lobsters easy. We also use it for walnuts or any type of shelled nuts.
    this has made eating crab legs and lobsters a whole lot easier and less messy ! I'd recommend it, but have a rubber band handy.
    These wooden mallet are a great addition to your boil or your crab feed. I place these in every bucket to help those get into those delicious Dungeness crab’s. They’re nice and light too
    Have only used the crab mallet once for cracking some good local crabs, but looking forward to another round of crab cracking. Very lightweight but gets the job done!
    The 7" wooden lobster and crab mallet is super cheap but very effective on open crab. The mallet is great for blue crab and easily pops the shells open.
    These mallets are great for lobster or crab boils. They do the job and are sturdy enough to last through multiple uses. Great lobster mallet
    I actually used these for easter chocolate eggs. I filled the eggs with candy and treats and had the kids smash them open with these mallets.
    These are a great buy! We are using them for other purposes other than seafood! But the quality and price point are much better than another than else we have seen on the market!
    Paisley from Paisley’s Treasures again! Another winning product from your website! These mallets are inexpensive, but are not cheaply made! They are lightweight, and ample sized! They are sturdily made and hold up well.
    This mallet has a nice, natural look to it and a sturdy construction. While it's primarily designed for opening seafood, it's also useful for cracking stubborn nuts.
    great little hammer for crush toppings for pretzel rods we coat in chocolate like the durability and easy to use will be back for more
    What a nice sturdy strong 7 inch long wooden lobster or crab mallets it’s really great nice solid piece of wood the nice smooth finish
    This wooden mallet is used for cracking open crab and lobster shells. We do recommend handwashing this mallet because it is made of wood and a dishwasher could damage the wood. If you are planning a seafood feast or you own a restaurant that serves lobster and or crabs this is a valuable and inexpensive product for you to own.
    An effective tool that we use to crush ingredients such as whole sandwich cookies into bits and pieces. While not the traditional use of this product, it serves us for what we need it for.
    Only one came slightly cracked when shipped. Cheapest prices around good overall quality. I would purchase again if needed more supplies for our next seafood party.
    Crab smash! Great for smashing some crab if you want to get messy, but I often prefer to use the lobster crackers since it tends to fly around a little less, but not as much fun!
    Talk about a cool mallet!! This seven inch wooden lobster and crab mallet is tough. This little gem’s uses are endless with the durability to match. I even used it to tenderize chicken for my famous chicken parm. I have no complaints, this is great!!
    We had a seafood cajun party and I ordered these more for decoration. Once we received it, we spread it out on the table for the "look" but our guests actually used it!

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