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Tool identification

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I was wondering if anyone could identify this tool. I believe it is a kitchen tool, but I'm not sure.

Thanks in advance

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  1. Beats me! A spare-ribber?

    1. Try posting it on eGullet.org. There's some pros over there

      1. Looks like it would work to bash the "bad guy" over the head with if you can't reach your cast iron.

        Other than that, a home made Twinkie shaper? (okay, I don't know. . .)

        1. It's a taco server. :)
          I made that up.

          If you do find out elsewhere, please let us know what it is!

          1. I know! I know! It's a Tork!

            A mash-up of a meat tenderizer and a fork. Okay, that's a lie, I've got no clue. :)

            1. I'm gonna say some sort of tenderizer.

              1. I see reddit failed you too...Hard to tell without scale. My first thought was a leather tool

                1. Obviously, it shapes meat for half-sliders.

                  Or for stuffing tacos.

                  I don't have a clue, but I'm looking forward to a full report. What if it's not for the kitchen? We could be scrod!

                  1. Didn't you already post on Discuss Cooking that you found out what it is?

                    "Drum roll please! Mystery solved, a member of the UK crafts forum recognises it as a tool for pressing cabbage!! I really would never have guessed that but it makes perfect sense as she is Norwegian and likes making Surkal (Norwegian Sauaerkraut or fermented cabbage)
                    The presser tool apparently fits into a oak container or drum designed for use with the tool and is used to press but not over-press cabbage...
                    I guess that will be healthier slightly than the cake. Thank you for all your help!"