Q: I received this many years ago in a box of stuff from someone who was moving. I have no idea what it is. It appears to be carved out of wood. A wooden handle is nailed on the back. There are some letters carved in the handle that I can’t make out. I’d like to know what this was for, its origin, and if it has any value.
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