X-Factor, 35″ x 23″ x 6″, 2020 , brass and steel, painted and waxed is a perfect piece for a mantle or a narrow table. It is mainly a reversed scissor type device of unknown use. Part of a tool made in 1868 according to the stamped in date. I have a fondness for x’s, as you have noticed. It is the most primitive of marks, part of chromosomes and used to designate perameters along with Y and Z. The other parts are also old part of a railway rail as the base and the support for the X was a draw knife , used for scrapping bark or wood. The brass knob is the decorative end to a poker and the pointed other bit was a plumb bob in it’s previous incarnation.