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Nick White's Mystery Tool

Nick White acquired this mystery tool recently. Any ideas anyone?


It looks maybe agricultural ? or green woodworking ? i.e. springing something apart and then holding it there while performing a task. What task Nick knows not!
Note the marks on the sides of the wooden handles which appear to be accidental saw cuts.

The handles are wood approx. 17.5" long, the iron "stirrup" ends are about 3" between the points.