What is it you ask? A giant pair of wooden pliers? No. These are old antique laundry tongs. There were used to take linens out of the hot water in the kettle. One arm is shorter than the other so that you can have it up against your tummy for leverage! The tongs show wear marks a couple of paint drips throughout. There is some staining to the jaws. The tongs measure 39 1/2" long at their longest point. For pick up only please.