This is a wooden tool handle recovered from the USS Monitor.
This may not look like the coolest artifact we have modeled, but we are going to use this model for a couple of amazing projects. Namely, we plan to model this artifact repeatedly in the future to track potential shrinkage and other changes over time.
It is also important to remember that we have (literally) tons of artifacts from Monitor! Not everyone is big and flashy, and even the smallest and most ubiquitous artifacts give us insight into the functioning of the ship and life on-board.