What is it

One of my favorite non-personal blogs, Neatorama, has a sometimes feature of "What is it?". It is exactly what you might imagine: from pictures, you gotta decide what it is.

There has been an it lying around our house for a while that has us quite perplexed. I've done some research as to what it is, but have so far been thwarted. Then I figured, why not open it up to everyone to play along. Here are some pictures: 1, 2, 3. If you can't tell from the picture, the logo reads "Rex" with "Made in Finland" below. The metal spikes on the inside are angled downwards and towards the upturned tip. The two tags read "105208, $4.00" in handwritten script and "Devil's Thumb, $4.00", neither of which I think have anything to do with it's origin.

Anyway, if anyone thinks they've got a clue to what it is, post it in the comments. If you have a source to prove you're right, you will be reigning champion...OF THE WORLD*!

(I know the title/headline to this post should have a question mark, but whoever wrote this crappy blog software doesn't properly encode headlines, so it will have to remain an implied question mark.)
Saturday July 12 2008File under: misc, contest

Toggle Comments (4)comment?
on Sat 12th Jul, 2008 09:04 pm PDT soreyes said:
It is a emergency xc ski tip.
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on Sat 12th Jul, 2008 10:47 pm PDT Andrew said:
I was gonna go with a ski-tip protector.
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on Sat 12th Jul, 2008 11:15 pm PDT Saxtor said:
Soreyes has it, a "reserve tip" from Rex. I honestly would have said it's some sort of protector for wax application, given that most of their other products are waxing-related. I guess it's if you bang your xc trip into a rock/tree and need a quick fix to get you back to the car or lodge before the bears get to you. Crazy stuff.
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on Sun 13th Jul, 2008 01:42 pm PDT cardboard said:
wrens not much a skiier apparently. Soreeyes is the man.
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