The two individuals were initially uncertain about the nature of these metallic objects until they resorted to seeking information online.
It turns out that these metal sticks are nutcrackers, specifically from the 1940s or 1950s. They were designed to extract the edible portion of nuts from their shells. Nutcrackers of this kind were particularly useful for properly consuming chestnuts.
These nutcrackers were often part of sets containing various seafood tools, which included utensils for cracking the shells of shellfish and picks for extracting the meat. Furthermore, they were frequently accompanied by a matching wooden bowl designed to resemble a chestnut.
Many of us and our grandparents possessed similar tools in our homes, along with the cherished memories associated with them!