Hi all. Can somebody tell me what the implement in the picture is? It is about 15" tall, cast iron and has Steven Raichlen's signature sort of stamped into it. I found in my bin o' BBQ stuff, think I got it when I went to BBQ U way back when (maybe 2005?), but I've completely forgotten what it's for. It looks cool and I am confident I could disrupt the neighbor's cat with it from about 30 ft, but I am also pretty sure that's not its intended purpose. Any help is appreciated.
Here's the device in question: