What Is It? game 311

It's once again time for our collaboration with the wonderfully entertaining What Is It? Blog. Do you know what the pictured item is? Can you make up something wonderfully wacky? That's what we're looking for: the funniest and most creative guesses. We will award t-shirts from the NeatoShop to two commenters who post the cleverest, funniest, or most outlandish uses for this thing!

Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you can enter as many guesses as you'd like in separate comments. You have until Friday evening to come up with great guesses.

Please write your T-shirt selection alongside your guess. If you don't include a selection, you forfeit the prize, see? May we suggest the Science T-Shirt, Funny T-Shirt and Artist-Designed T-Shirts?

Now, you don't have to know the answer to win! Go see another picture of this thing at the What Is It? Blog. Good luck!

Update: this odd tool is a Crandall hammer, it's a stone dressing tool made from several sharpened spikes which are held together with a frame and wedge. It was used to roughen the face of cut stone so that mortar would adhere to it. You learn something new every day! Erin Geddes guessed it was "For when you need to repair or make comfort adjustments on your bed of nails." Ha! That's good for a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! So was Edward's guess: "Neatorama's Ban Hammer." Yeah, this would be a good tool for that! Congratulations to both. See the answers to all the items of the week at the What Is It? blog.

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A geologist’s hammer for simultaneously examining eleven different specimens of rock, (or to simultaneously examining eleven different locations of the same rock)

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Its an early paper shredder. Documents to be shredded were pinned with clothespins to outdoor laundry lines. Then, someone would run down the rows, berserker style, swinging the instrument and shredding docs.

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It's an 18th century toothpick quality control device. Built by Jebediah Yonkermayer who had a bad case of OCD. This tool ensured that all acceptable toothpicks were of the exact same length. Everytime!
Respect the chemistry Men's Large
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That is a guitar pick for 'Inner Core' heavy metal. The heaviest of heavy metal, played by men in six inch rubber suits on Nickel Iron guitars charged with 10,000 volts. The most famous of these extreme metal bands; 'The Daisys' usually suffers one fatality each performance.

T Shirt: Jinkies fellows, look at that! Blue XL
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A fossilized Wile E Coyote sign. On the other side I am sure you'll find some sort of cartoonish expletive, yelp, or free birdseed.

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Back in the day, we used to have to make those little dotted lines on the movie tickets by hand. Three to four minutes carefully punching those little perforations--then the usher would rip the ticket in half. All that work gone in a split second.
But the head ticket seller at the Odeon Vaudeville and cinema, came up with this handy device. one whack and yer done! How about that, you little monkey suited usher boy! You know where that flashlight fits too!

Troll Security Service 2XL please.
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It's the first version of the nail gun. You swing this contraption like a hammer and whenever a nail sticks into the wood, it comes un-attached from your "nail gun". The only problem was, in order to make the nails properly dislodge from this tool, they had to be loosened. Sometimes, the nails would come off on the up-swing instead, poking their wielder in unwanted locations.

I Heart Science, XL, Black
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It's a nose sweep. In the early 20th Century, chimney sweeps attempted to use their chimney-cleaning experience to develop this new grooming device. This tiny product was inserted into the nasal cavity and rotated until the passage was free of blockage. Early prototypes, like this, were made of metal, besmirching the reputation of the chimney sweeps. Later, softer, models never made it into the production phase because this first version turned off the customers.

I Heart Science, XL, Black
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It's called a Naxe. Swung like an axe, this over-sized hand tool was used as an aerating tool for lumberjacks. Around the same time that blood-letting was popular in the medical sciences, lumberjacks took the same idea of "sap-letting" to the trees. When a tree was damages, they would swing this implement into the tree, puncturing it in many places. The tool successfully released the sap, but it didn't heal the tree at all.

I Heart Science, XL, Black
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It's a Targaryen dragon claw trimmer, fashioned to match the Iron Throne. Soon to be in use again, according to rumor...

Sailor Art Nouveau, 2XL Navy
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It's a meat tenderizer for earthworms. Or a ballot-punching device for the Florida 2000 elections?

Leaf on the Wind, Women's Medium
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Actually, I know what it is, because I found such a thing in my backyard and always wondered what it is. Someday at some kind of renaissance fair, there was a stonemason and he had such a thing and I asked him what it is. It's called a "Krönel" and it is to cut grooves in soft stone like sandstone.
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Neatorama's Ban Hammer.

"Noble Gasses" XL

BTW, this was reused from a previous What Is It Blog. I am surprised it took so long for someone to get the right answer.
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Did you ever play as a kid the game where you try to slap your opponents wrist with a comb to test your agility & speed? It stung when you got hit. This double sided, metal comb can inflict some serious damage & it HURTS!
Han Am, 2x, Grey
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Thor was very proud of Mjolnir, until one day he started giving Bruce Banner a bit too much lip. Suffice to say, that's what's left of Mjolnir after "HULK SMASH!!"

Call Daddy XL - Black
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Now this, this is something special! It's close to the ban hammer, but earlier, and more aggressive. This was used by young women who wanted to make sure that whoever had pissed them off knew who they were beaten with. Each of tips of the spikey parts has a letter that can be changed out to spell different names.

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It's an axe, for large clumps of tiny trees. In the case that couldn't use their regular axe for their tree chopping needs, they would use this which would not in fact cut them down, but simply bash them into oblivion. Also used for wood chipping.

A prosperous long life, Medium,
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