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Medieval hook-something????

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Archaic:
Hello,
Here an unknown find from the Netherlands. Found a couple of years ago by a friend of mine. He found it in the damped moat of a terrain where once a castle stood. It was found pretty deep!
It's a long iron stick with on one end a spike with, on the side, small hook and on the other end an attachment for a wooden pole. The iron is decorated with three copper or bronze rings.
Meassurements:
L 43,5cm
diameter thickest ring:  2,7cm
diameter middle ring:    1,5cm
diameter smallest ring: 2,0cm
Hook:
L   4,5cm

Anybody an idea where this artefact was used for???

Tim

Joe Sermarini:
My guess - inflicting pain and killing. 

nemo:
The item with the hook is a fireplace poker. The object with two tines is also probably hearth-related - a spit?

PeterD:
I would guess a fishing gaff - specially as it was found in a moat.

Maffeo:
wild guess: the two-pronged thing is a medieval hair curling iron

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