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What Is It? game 177



It is once again time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the pictured item is? Do you know what it is?

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Update: Timbering was the first with the correct answer: this is a grab maul or a rigging hammer. Jeffos won the award for the funniest answer: "It's a training device for that game where they make you put your forehead on a bat, spin around, and then try to run a straight line. The spike keeps it in place." Both win t-shirts from the NeatoShop!

Not sure on the exact term „war club“, „baton“, „mace“ or maybe „morning star (with only a single spike)“...
It seems possible that this one is a more-or-less selfmade WWI „trench raiding club“ - weapon....
just poorely guessing..

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A baseball bat for really tough guys or girls..., or a baseball batter’s training device (even though i have no idea what the spike is for)

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An prototype version of the Hakapic...
The in this version the "hook" aka "Haka" had not jet its bent shape but had the form of a spike...

After the spike has been replaced by the hook it bekame the favorite hunting tool for sealers...

and one of the most hated devices of animal welfare activists...

:-)

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This is clearly a double tool: a toothpick and a swab for ear cleaning, used anciently by trolls and giants. The clue was the black color of the prick!

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I think it's a centering thing whose name I forget - insert it into a drilled hole in Part 1, put parts together, tap on the end and it puts a dent in Part II, exactly where the corresponding hole needs to be drilled.
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It's a training device for that game where they make you put your forehead on a bat, spin around, and then try to run a straight line. The spike keeps it in place.

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It seems to be a cylinder seal... or a cylinder stamp, used by the mail/post employees for the cancellation of stamps on a package , and for simultaneously checking if the content of the package really isn't fragile (as indicated by the missing of a "fragile marking")

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It looks like a mallet for used for metal casting. On its side you pound the clay and use the point for prying and removing the cast when the metal is cool.

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A relic of the little known but incredibly sexy S&M circuit among 18th century Carribean pirates. Originally designed for a highly devout Catholic pirate captain to perform dual functions as a prosthetic leg and as a device for self-mortification (similar to the celise featured in the Davinci Code), the device soon gained widespread popularity with dominant mistresses of peg-legged pirates. It allowed them to extend the reach of their sadistic dominance outside of the bed-cabin without openly undermining the captain's authority in front of his men. It was known as a petit pique (trans: little prick) and references to the device in period letters are often misinterpreted as a description of inadequate or disappointing male genitalia.
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Proving once again that he was ahead of his time, here is the 16th Century Davinci "Shake Weight"

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ARRRGGIGH! What You be doin with me one good peg leg now? It beinn the leg left to me in Jim Gumm's will. Give it here or I'll crawl to ye and bite ye knee caps , that I will AAARGIGHH!
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It is some type of an attachment for a loom, belonging to Arachnid ( the greek unfortunate)....

Med. Light blue, when life gives you mold.
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Back when facebook was still a never-thought of opinion. This used to be a giant poking device, you can poke your friends as well as cattle..

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Looking at the near end of this anyone could see it is a new pencil to be used by anyone that doesn't give a damn about the environment.

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The spike is in there to enlarge the tip of the bat so the weight doesn't fall.

We use one of those here at work to discipline the naughty interns. We call it the disciplinator.
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A slide hammer of a different variety probably. Might've been used for driving nails into the ground, the iron clasp can be pulled back up to drive the nails deep into the ground and then it can be slid back down to hammer the nail down.
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A slide hammer of a different variety probably. Might've been used for driving nails into the ground, the iron clasp can be pulled back up to drive the nails deep into the ground and then it can be slid back down to hammer the nail down.

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Could it be a "ramrod" to compact or "tamp" the powder load in a muzzle loader cannon? ok it is rahter unlikely, but it may work for a unrifeled barrel...

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An early 17th century fieldmice hammer for the antiquated sport of Foo-Foo.
After scooping up fieldmice during a set of Foo-Foo, atheletes would use this piece of specially designed equipment for bonking them on the head. This practice was outlawed by the Parliment of Great Britain just after its formation in 1707. Despite public outcry against this condemnation of this popular sport of Foo-Foo, the law was enacted. Several popular Foo-Fooers of the day, including famed John "Little Bunny" Reginald Petite-Lapin, III. organized a Foo-Foo liberation front. Although the Foo-Fooers for the Reinstatment of Foo-Foo Coalition (FFRFFC or FurFuc) received public accolades and an almost Robin Hoodian reputation from the commoners of the era, they were firmly chastized by the House of Lords and of Commoners, who penned the historic Writ of Anti-Foo. The dissention between Parliment and the common people sparked many protest songs, including the still popular "Little Bunny Foo-Foo" which has immortalized both the struggle and the role of John Petite-Lapin in particular.

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If you thought that the "Pine Tar" incident of 1983 was a scandal, then you would have been shocked when this "Bat" was used in the minors in 1985 by a Swedish player.
Some of the balls he hit with this were never found.....although legend has it that some have turned up on a popular auction site.........

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This looks very familiar. I have no novel ideas though. My first thought was a tamping iron used for packing gun-powder, my second thought was a club of some sort. I was superseded by early birds. All is good. Check out Phineas Gage.
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Why that is the peg leg belonging to Captain Ahab's younger brother, who lost his original leg in a quarrel with a spool bed he. He then took the wood and fashioned the peg leg you see above and forever after only slept on tabletops.

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Definitely some kind of battle club/mace. The spike on the top is either for penetrating armor (such as the top of a helmet) or to just look menacing.
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It is obviously a Omish horse drawn buggy gear shifter. This one happens to be a aftermarket version that is a short throw shifter ( for faster gear changes).
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This is the weapon used in Ancient Rome by the great gladiator Sarcasticus. After delivering the final jab between the eyes, he would turn to face the emperor, slip on a pair of sunglasses and say "I think he got the point." Yeeeeeeaaaaaahhhh!

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Mobile candle stick. The candle is positioned on the spike, and the black ornament prevents wax from directly hitting the hand of the person carrying the candle stick... Maybe there is some dual use as training device, self defense device, or burdon in case the candle stick is used for a pilgrimage/procession....

In case of self dual use as self defense weapon, this could have been the first wax operated "Mag Light"...

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It is the original dual purpose "car club".
It'll let you obtain entry to almost any vehicle, and in the right hands, protect your vehicle.

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This is an African "Thwak-Aak" It is a cosmetic tool used by the Mursi tribes; know for their exotic ear plates, to pierce the ear lobe. A Mursi woman lies down with her ear lobe stretched tightly over a wooden block by her "sisters", then the eldest woman in the village positions the tool over the ear lobe and hits it with a large hammer-like club producing a "Thwaking sound followed by the recipients loud "Aak!!" scream resulting in a two part sound giving the tool its name "Thwak-Aak"

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