What is this?

A thin excuse for no blogging, but I’ve been away and fighting off the wackos. In the meantime, what is this:

[Some creative answers so far, but no-one has come close. Answer soon -W]

[My favourite answer is the Harley handlebar... I can just see a custom harley hand-crafted from antique silver. But the true answer is: a leg-of-lamb holder; the bone is inserted into the tube and secured with the screw, which then provides an elegant handle to hold the joint when carving -W]

Comments

  1. #1 OmegaMom
    2009/02/22

    I vote a cigarette snuffer. Or a cigar clipper. Or a filter for unfiltered cigarettes.

  2. #2 vanderleun
    2009/02/22

    Penis gourd of the Chromatics of the Upper Thames.

  3. #3 Benjamin Franz
    2009/02/22

    Looks kind of like a candle holder laying on its side.

  4. #4 Steve Bloom
    2009/02/22

    Oar handle? Vanderleun’s answer is better, even if wrong.

  5. #5 Magnus W
    2009/02/23

    Goggle makes it so easy… ofc it’s a handle to one of the first HDs
    http://www.theautochannel.com/news/writers/nfrankl/photos/harley_davidson_xl1200s_02.jpg

  6. #6 ice
    2009/02/23

    a laser saber ?

  7. #7 Guillaume
    2009/02/23

    Hint: I suspect the context to be culinary ;o)

    [Ah. You would be a cultured french-type person :-) -W]

  8. #8 peter
    2009/02/23

    pretty sure it’s a nutcracker.

  9. #9 Gareth
    2009/02/23

    Detachable mouthpiece for a pipe, possibly for a hubble-bubble or similar?

  10. #10 Ulric
    2009/02/23

    I think it’s a mouthpiece for a musical instrument of some kind or possibly a duck call.

  11. #11 Eli Rabett
    2009/02/23

    Looks like a finial for a pole (maybe a curtain, or a flag pole or something a bit fancier).

  12. #12 Moopheus
    2009/02/23

    Dude, on your next post, the comment form is part of the link to your flickr page.

    [Oops, you're right. Thanks; fixed -W]

  13. #13 Luke Warmer
    2009/02/24

    Tycho Brahe’s nose?

  14. #14 Lab Lemming
    2009/02/26

    They aren’t whackos, they’re cows.