What the Heck Is It? #10

Happy Thursday friends, and welcome to another edition of What the Heck Is It?

What the Heck Is It #9There were a lot of ideas about what last week’s Christmas mystery item might be… a soldier, a marionette, a dentist, a baseball player, Santa at the North Pole, a curler, a Shriner, and a chimney sweep.

I find it so interesting that we can all see different things in the same ornament. Thanks so much for all the wonderful suggestions. 🙂

I’m just going to call him a renaissance man ornament and say that he’s all those things. Why not?

He’s definitely a keeper!




I found this week’s mystery item in my regular thrift store’s  25 cent gadget bin.

I find a lot of interesting things in there, and for that price what the heck!


What the Heck Is It? #10

It’s about 6″ long and has a wooden handle.

I have no idea what this might be used for, but the first thing I thought of was those hooks they used to pull bad acts off the stage in the old vaudeville days.

It could be a miniature version… maybe for bad puppet show acts. 🙂

Ummm… probably not.


What the Heck Is It? #10

Here’s the inside of the hooky thingy.

I assume the notches on the inside were put there so it would be easier to bend the metal into shape. Or maybe they’re purely decorative.


What the Heck Is It? #10

It’s marked Weil, Stainless/Inox, Japan.


What the Heck Is It #10 / thriftyrebelvintage.com

So, if it’s not a bad puppet act hook… then what the heck is it?

Thanks so much for reading and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. No clue on this end, but I’ll look forward to seeing the other comments! Dona

    1. I had no clue either Dona. 🙂

    1. Thanks Kim! I never would have guessed that it’s a butter curler. I honestly never thought there was such a thing as butter curls, but it looks pretty cool.

    1. Thanks again Kim.! It’s the coolest thing.

  2. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    I have used mine for making chocolate curls

    1. Thanks Colleen! How fun. I could definitely see myself both making and eating chocolate curls.

  3. Yes, It’s a butter curler. I like Colleen B.’s idea for making chocolate curls,..Yum!

    1. Me too Roz! I love chocolate 🙂

    1. Thanks Kris! I think I found my new favourite kitchen gadget. I pretty much love curlicue anything.

  4. Gosh so interesting! Who would have guessed? not me! Love looking forward to these posts!

    1. Thanks Deb! Certainly not me. I had no idea.

  5. mary scott says:

    Love these posts!!!! Love the curler. thanks

    1. Thanks Mary! Isn’t it the coolest thing? Now that I know what it is I can’t wait to try it out.

  6. Yes, a curler makes sense. Now start baking and put some chocolate curlers on a cake so we can see how they look!!

    1. lol. I am so not a cake baker, but I’ll figure out something for demonstration purposes. I love it! I think it’s so cool.

  7. I had no idea but a butter curler (or chocolate curler) makes perfect sense now!!


    1. Me either Tania! I’ve never made butter or chocolate curls in my life, but I may have to start now. Especially the chocolate. 🙂

    1. Thanks Florence! I had no idea either. Now that I know I think it’s a pretty neat gadget.