Cheesey answer but wrong and no details...... now as someone from WI thanks for reminding the readers about cheese, WI cheese that is......Mark said:cheese grater?
Welcome to the winner circle! Yes it is a handheld vice, and yes it holds odd shapes. I guess this is more of a hobbies tool but I find it "handy" for small projects.cbrink said:I appears to be a hand-held wood carver's vise.
You can adust the pin locations like bench dogs and and clamp strangely shaped objects.