Re: What in the world is this bayonet for?
Started a 1881 French gras bayonet, Work looks to be period. Some sort of fire tongs is what I was thinking as well. I can see a soldier carrying this to make bullets holding the mold in the fire. you cannot really pick up anything heavy with it due to the leverage point and thumb handle. I find it an interesting tool of the period and wanted to share the one of a kind pics of it.