✅ SOLVED What is this??? Viking nail and ear cleaning tool

Blkcloud

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Another md’r found this , and can’t quite figure out what it is.. and ideas?
 

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now that is something I have never seen before. Some sort of tool obviously, but for what I have no idea. Looks silver maybe?
 
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Given it has three different ends I'm thinking along the lines of nail cleaner for the double end. and ear cleaner for the single end.
 
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I was going to say a pipe cleaner....!

It's a good thought, but I've never seen a pipe cleaner with a business end like that, and it's difficult to imagine how it would function as such.

It looks to me like it has been ornately styled on an ice pick in miniature, which leads me to believe it might be a vintage drink stirrer/olive stick for martini-type cocktails. I can't find anything similar, although there are numerous novelty stirrers modelled on other things.
 
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I don't know what it is either.

Size might hint of a watch fob /keeper for someone in the mining or railroad industry. With the as prior mentioned potential to be a pipe cleaner / tamper.
 
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may be the context of the finding will help... I don't know but I was thinking about a tool to eat/open clamshells
 
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may be the context of the finding will help... I don't know but I was thinking about a tool to eat/open clamshells
If we knew the metal type/hardness it might help narrow down the possibilities. example, if silver it would be too soft to pry something open.
 
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If we knew the metal type/hardness it might help narrow down the possibilities. example, if silver it would be too soft to pry something open.
this is a clever consideration !!! an object of great strength could be a tool (in same cases) a soft object in many cases isn't
 
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Turn of the century ladies wore dresses that required a tool to aid in tightening the laces around the waist. This very much resembles one of those tools.
 
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the hole in the middle throws me, was it use driven? What context did you find it in?
 
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It would be handy for cracking and eating walnuts or pecans. The wide tip for inserting in the base of the shell and twisting to open, and the other two for getting the nut meat out.
 
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It would be handy for cracking and eating walnuts or pecans. The wide tip for inserting in the base of the shell and twisting to open, and the other two for getting the nut meat out.
Your nuts have meat in them ? ? ?

:/

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Bring as this was from the UK.. I believe this to be the answer, someone posted this and I’m going with it! Lol
 

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