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Our readers have been sending us their “What’s it Wednesday” treasures and many have even stumped us! Please help us identify this unknown object.

Shown here in two positions. The size is unknown.  Our reader wrote: "I have not been able to determine what this or its origin. The sword actually screws into the fish mouth. A thought was a tamper for pipe? But seems to be too much trouble to go through for that act!"

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#33 Readerdalmation782402000 2019-10-05 14:23
If it's small, personal toothpick holder would seem possible. If it is very much larger than it appears, I like the suggestion of a letter opener. whatever it is, it's pretty
#32 To SkatyeightHookman 2019-10-05 04:50
You are correct because I actually wrote a much longer description of what I believe it is, what it is made of and where I believe it comes from. My "essay" was so long I tried to break it into 3 parts and post each 1 separately. However, the site only kept/posted/all owed what you see there.

Thanks for noticing my "aborted" efforts.
#31 Shrimp “deveiner”fayecady 2019-10-04 10:19
Possibly to remove shrimp vein.
The larger section to store the tool. Difficult
to guess without knowing size.
#30 Whatsitwednesda yCarriee 2019-10-03 16:03
It's a toothpick holder and toothpick.
#29 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!Monkeegirl 2019-10-03 14:39
Without the knowing the size of this object, what it's made of or getting a good look at the bottle's top, it's hard to say with any certainty, but my guess would be that it's a snuff bottle. The wand appears to be metal, which wouldn't be suitable for perfume, but it's hard to see if it's flat on the end, which would indicate that it was used for snuff.
#28 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!skatyeight 2019-10-03 09:36
I don't think some of the readers read the little bit of a description you had posted. This is not a pair, but two different views of the same item. They look like they might be glass, but then, it says the sword is screwed into the fishes' mouth. My guess would be something to help remove bones from a fish.
#27 WhatzitHookman 2019-10-03 03:28
I'm just guessing here, but from the look and the description, I'm thinking this what I would call a "perfumer", a bottle that stands upright with a sealable stopper that has a "toucher" (my own word) on (cont)
#26 Toothpick holderjodice777 2019-10-03 02:55
It looks like a toothpick and holder
#25 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!scherer 2019-10-02 23:22
Tooth pick and holder
#24 South Bend Grannyrkullery 2019-10-02 22:48
My guess, without knowing the size, is that this is a person toothpick.

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