What is this savage and beautiful kitchen utensil?
September 3, 2014 8:38 PM   Subscribe

My wife bought this at an estate sale here in Austin, from a box of kitchen utensils. If it's a kitchen utensil too, what is it used for? If not, what purpose could it serve but the violent ones that come to mind, perchance? And are there other tools made with this grace you could turn us on to? ("JAPAN" is stamped in the metal.)
posted by rleamon to Grab Bag (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Surely it's a roast tether.
posted by DarlingBri at 8:41 PM on September 3, 2014

Not quite the same style, but I vote meat tenderizer.
posted by charlemangy at 8:42 PM on September 3, 2014

It's apparently a vintage roast holder and carving fork. So you hold the roast in place with either the stabby bits at the front (like a chook) or with a larger cut of roast beef that's flat at the top, you hold it in place with the spiky bits at the bottom. Either way it has a lovely handle.
posted by Athanassiel at 8:48 PM on September 3, 2014

Not quite as savage but here's an elegant butter slicer. Do some searches for nevco kitchen utensils or vintage nevco and heaps comes up.
posted by Athanassiel at 8:59 PM on September 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

Very cool! Thanksgiving is approaching and perhaps we'll put it to use then. Many thanks!
posted by rleamon at 9:29 PM on September 3, 2014 [1 favorite]

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