"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your
freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I
took half the pains to preserve it."
Ahh...makes sense now...The "pointy end" has been worn off from use. A linoleum knife would be what it was used for, as I found it on the floor of a empty apartment. I'll wager the floor installers left it. I'll see if someone claims it.