This may not be the weirdest tool ever created but it is helpful for creating simple marks in my clay pieces. I normally use it for my figurines for making a mouth or for lines in flowers. I used to use corsage pins but they were too small to use by themselves. I needed an handle so I made one out of some scrap clay and now I have a handy tool to make my marks. It's only about 4" long but it's one of the few tools I routinely use.