"An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before.
US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 - 1910) "
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.