It is too fancy and too delicate to be a workman's tool. But, I could imagine something like this being used as a light crating hammer on a victorian expedition. Just the sort of thing to help retrieve a fine bottle of wine from a packing crate...
THE ERA OF CHAMPAGNE SAFARIS
Grand safaris such as these generally required 30 porters per White Hunter, plus 40-50 porters per client. Tailors were provided to make the client's clothes and armchairs were taken along on safari, together with folding baths, cases of champagne, a small library of books and one or more cooks to provide eight-course dinners. After every item had been checked, the equipment was parcelled out to the porters in 60-pound loads, to be carriedon theirheads.