Hooray! Here is this week's collaboration with What it it? blog: can you guess what this gruesome claw-like object is for?
Place your guess in the comment section. Please post no URL, let others play ... No prize this week, so you're playing for fun and bragging rights only.
For more clues, see: What is it? Blog. Good luck!Update 3/14/08 0 - the answer is:
A coal lifting device, used when adding coal to a fire, it protects the hand from flames and also from contact with the coal, patented in 1896, number 567,087.