You were smart to withhold the vendors name. Discussing sources by name is a big no-no!
As far as the hammer thingy goes, yes, it does sound like a box opener. If that's what it is, one end is for prying boxes open and the other for hammering the nail back down. Kind of an old-fashioned notion, but I've always wanted one. I hope I made the "nice list" this year too.
Feel free to post a pic, as long as any vendor logo or URL is covered up. All the gifts I've received from them in the past have had their website address on them somewhere.
I smoke in moderation. Only one cigar at a time. - Mark Twain