Whether you're a tool expert or merely a novice, a little knowledge
never hurt anyone. Each month we feature a different mystery item -
items not readily recognizable to most people. Often, the item
will be specific to a particular industry or trade. For that reason, we
generally provide a hint to get you started. Winners receive a Busen
If you've got an item you're not quite sure about, e-mail a pic to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply click here.
We'll do our best to identify it and give you some background on it. We
may even feature it as a mystery item on the website. We look forward
to hearing from you! Want to catch up on past mystery items? No problem! You can search by month or by year.
It is with great sadness that we announce the end of
our mystery item feature. For six years, we have posted a different
mystery item each month, for a total of 71 in all. We want to thank
everyone who participated and made this such an enjoyable venture for
us. We hope you had fun, too. If you have some free time and want to
learn something new, test your knowledge, or just reminisce about a
simpler time when hand tools ruled, feel free to browse back over the
assortment of items we posted.