All I can say is someone had way to much time on his hands to design this, and way too much gold to execute the design, LOL.
From MSN money, this came right after the solid gold toilet:
9 crazy ways to own gold
The shiny metal's price has soared, but owning it on paper or storing it in bars isn't a lot of fun. From bathroom fixtures to a gold iPad, here are 9 unusual ways to buy gold.This gold-plated pencil that would seem to be a prized possession of some billionaire is actually a gun with a concealed trigger and a 2 3/4-inch barrel that forms a .22 pistol. This “pencil pistol” belonged to Lord Mountbatten, who received this deadly gift from an Indian Maharaja as the last Viceroy of India. This 7-inch-long pencil pistol made in 1948 to the Maharaja of Jodhpur’s own design is now placed on the auction block in London to fetch nearly £1000 on June 24. This rare and unique masterpiece comes with its own display case along with a loose label stating its presentation to the Earl Mountbatten of Burma.