Our collaboration with the What is it? Blog brings us this strange (and gruesome-looking) object. Do you know what it is for? Does it have anything to do with vampires?
Place your guess in the comment section. Please post no URL / web link - let others play. No prize this week - you're playing for bragging rights only.
For more clues, check out the What is it? blog. Good luck!Update 4/10/09 - the answer is: Long's 1911 New Era Rope Spreader, or rope needle, it was used with a rope machine by sliding it along the length of the strands to force the formation of a tight and constant spiral, patent number 998,360. Congratulations to zander who got it right!