Almost two years ago, Tyrone Barton, was working as the Chef on a hospital ship when he found this peculiar looking utensil. Not knowing what it was, he sent this picture to me hoping that I might be able to identify it. When I could not, I emailed everyone on my contact list asking them to try to figure out what it was. There were lots of speculative responses but no one could say for sure what the thing was. I was pretty sure it was part of a carving set, but was not willing to stick my neck out and say so without proof.
Well, I am happy to announce that the mystery is over, done, solved, extinct. JokeyJoe (I've no idea who he is.) has discovered that the double sided forky thing is indeed part of a carving set that was made by the Sheffield Company. Here is a link to a photo and description of a set that JokeyJoe found for sale on Ebay.
Thanks JokeyJoe! I'm sure there are hundreds of cooking enthussiats who will sleep a little bit better tonignt knowing that this identity of this vaguely threatening device has been settled.