There was a tool I should have picked up just for its macabre purpose. It was in a jumble store in Metropolis Illinois just a hop & a skip from Paducah Kentucky. It had a scissor like mechanism, with a spoon on one side, and sort of a miniature hatchet that fit lengthwise into the spoon as you closed the scissor handles.
What the **** was it ????
A chicken killer, said the proprietor. Comes "harvest" day, get chicken's head on the spoon & squeeze the handle.
Not much use in the electronics workshop.