What is it? Game 72

Today's collaboration with What is it? blog brings us this strange gadget - can you tell us what it is for?

First person who guessed right will win a free Neatorama T-shirt of their choosing - if no one gets it right, then the funniest guess will win. Contest rules are simple: place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, please, but you can add as many as you'd like. Please post no URL, let others play.

For more clues, check out What is it? Blog. Good luck!

Update 8/8/08 - here's the answer: "This tool was used for holding either a lamb's leg (14th photo from the top) or a drumstick from a roasted fowl.

Congratulations to montyhaul, who got it right first!

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A 'Mefshal' or pig's tail straightener. Ancient Uzbek customs likened the pig to devil worship because of their winding tail. Before slaughtering a hog for consumption the tail was 'straightened'and the swine was ritually killed by a Precholphus, a butcher who was also an ordained preist. The only place in the world where you can still get Uzbek 'cleansed' pork in Queens, New York City.
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