Handbags (The sad, the bad and the ugly. Non-productive stuff here.)
Ours were not square section, but cylindrical, about 1.3 ins Dia, One end slightly rounded to chamfer the sharp edges.
The opposite end, approx 2,2 ins of the cylinder carved/whittled away to produce a cone shape, with a blunt rounded point.
A neighbour was a retired miner, who sat out on his doorstep, chewing tobacco and whittling piggies.
Replied: 6th Aug 2017 at 12:38