WTF is this gadget???

WTF is this gadget from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)???

So this sharp knife gadget appears in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) while Bond and Triple X walk through the makeshift Q Branch. Bond comments, “That’ll bring tears to your eyes.” when it pops up in a forceful, deadly manner

It’s obviously supposed to be something, I just have no idea what…the box that the Q Branch technician has it covered with is pretty non-descript.

Any ideas what it could be???

EDIT: Twitter user Ibrahim_M_ says that it’s a camel saddle…looking up some camel saddle images, I think he’s right! Mystery solved! 🙂