Irvingdog wrote:Looks like Oops has this one right. Sure looks like a checkering tool to me.
i don't know about that. i've got checkering tools and they are TINY. judging from the size of the handle, this tool looks to be quite large. like maybe a couple inches across.
the tool in question looks as though it was designed to be heated. i'm thinking it might be used to burn the pattern into, say, leather. something like a burned in "Sam Brown" pattern.