This tool came into my possession over 10 years ago. Over the years I have shown it to many "self proclaimed" tool experts and no one has been able to identify it. If you know (or have a guess, funny or otherwise) please identify this tool.
Our own HubPages Tom Rubinoff, also a self-described tool expert thinks he may be able to do it. Can you?
Ok. The tool is approximately 6 inches long. It is held open by a spring. When you squeeze it, it closes about half-way, but will not close all the way, like you would expect from a wire stripping tool.
This is the top side. Note the phillips screw head sticking out of the side (top of picture.)
Sorry, but I am sure that this tool, if only we knew what it was, would have some purpose, Possibly industrial, What purpose accofranco has, the mind boggles. Getting his grotty little paws on peoples information, seems to be my reasoning for his existence.
Okay, that was designed by that Bobbitt woman, think it might have been in the nineties or was it the eighties, for use on cheating husbands. This was after her foiled attempt to dis-member her husband failed when it was stitched back on. You handcuff the man to the bed, sit astride him and gently ease his penis which is now flaccid with fear and thus easy to manoevre into the open bit where the teeth are. The woman has to count slowly to ten to maximise the anguish the man is going through as he debates in his mind whether or not she will enforce the punishment. Then, just before saying eleven, the woman clamps down hard on the little handle thinks and crimps the flaccid penis with the tool. It's called a flaccid penis crimper and is available in most software shops. The penis is not hard enough to find it in a hardware shop.
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I thought it might be a cable stripper, but if so it would need to be rotated to cut the outer cover.It looks too sharp to be a crimping tool, I have many tools, but this is not amongst them. My dear old dad would have known for sure.
This tool is a replica of a much finer tool found in the White House and on the House and Senate floor, it's used to persuade objects of the wooden persuasion from the rear ends of politician's friends.
Ha, ha. I don't think anyone has it yet. Mighty Mom, you had me going for a minute with Alligator wrench. There is such a thing, but I saw a picture and it is nothing like this. In answer to your question, I am holding on to it because I am a pack rat and not knowing what it is makes me hold onto it tighter. I have used it to loosen very tight bottle caps, but this is clearly not it's purpose.
I hope to god that Cindyvine is not correct, and I hope I never piss her off. Remember, the teeth do not actually ever close all the way. They do not come into contact with each other. As tight as it can be squeezed, it still is only about half-way towards being fully closed, so you would not detach the penis but would leave some nasty teeth marks! Ouch!
mmmmmm..... maybe it is used for pulling the sheathing back on electrical wiring???? are the spaces different sizes??? Or it is one of those tools that everyone used in the 80's to zip up there zipper after they jumped into those pants...lololololl:D
Thanks, AE. Nope. Not a wire stripper. The teeth don't come close enough together for that, and as close as you can get them together, they still are in the shape of a V. The 80's zipper thing is a possibility! hahahahh
I am stumped. I have seen a lot of strange pliers in my time - leather working pliers, tongs, what have you - but nothing like this that I recall.
It is made to hold and perforate, it looks like. The removeable blades act like a shelf to hold an object still so that it can be worked on, but these same blades have beveled edges that indicate to me they would be used to cut.
I believe they were designed to be used on some kind of leather or fabric. They do not appear so sturdy as to be used for metal working, although they have a kind of similar structure to some blacksmith tongs.
"The patented Texan "York" Nut Sheller operates by means of a pliers-type handle, with sharp teeth to bite off the ends and sides of the nut, producing perfect halves. A shield directs the falling hulls into a container, keeping your countertop tidy. In addition to being a pecan cracker, it works on Brazil Nuts, English Walnuts, Filberts, Almonds and other nuts. You can also remove the shield and use it on lobster and crab claws.
I just love to google.... after looking at the thing that 'didn't close completely" i had to guess that it was designed for cracking a shell without damaging the innards-- that's why the castration theory didn't hold up for me.
Actually I think the quote I posted applied to another similar gizmo-- but the other photo does look quite similar.
WOOOOHOOO Rochelle saves the day.Rochelle the queen of tools. Has a nice ring to it.. or does it? To be honest I liked my thinning hair cutting scissors for the Yeti better but I guess everyone seem to like your theory better (we won't consider the picture evidence)
This was fun. Anyone else have other unidentified object?
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