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What is this utensil?

My MIL found this in her kitchen. It kind of reminds me of something you would use to eat crab with but I have no clue what the serrrated edges would be used for.

 
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  1. It looks like it could be used for sectioning citrus, I've checked my gadget catalogs or knife catalogs show it. Interesting though.

    1. In a sense, it reminds me of a very old fashioned can opener, but I know it isn't.

      The serrated side is perplexing.

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      1. re: Molly James

        I have one of those old fashion can openners at our cabin and it does resemble it.

        I too am curious about the serrated side.

      2. Sure it's not an old surgical tool? Looks scary! lol :)

        1. That kinda sorta looks like a knife I'd use to cut long sheets of things. Like carpet, linoleum or vinyl. Doesn't look strong enough to be a metal cutter, like a tin opener.

          1. More details. Both edges are knife sharp, The serrated edges are sharp too. I put the blackberry in the picture to give sense of scale.
            The writing on it says:
            A.B. Ferrator
            Stainless Steel
            Made in Sweden

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