It has been a while since I posted a Mystery object. I have tried to select one a little less obscure than before; these household objects are still in use, and have a practical function.
This is made out of wood, and is about three inches long. Other forms are common, but many still look like this, although perhaps without the decorative carving.
If you know or can guess what this is, please let me know in the comments. Comment Moderation will be turned on for this post. If your solution is correct, I will withhold it until the end, to allow others a chance to guess.
The answer will be revealed in a few days. Good luck!