Nice model......is the design yours too?
This item has been used since decades in India
It's called 'Belan', with which the wife strikes a blow at the hubby or even hurls it at him, whenever she's pissed off with his antics.
The Belan is what the traditional Indian wife uses to roll up the flour for making rotis............and also, to straighten up her hubby at times.
I guess your work is the royal version of it......but is solely for beating, I guess
God bless the Duke!