Re: pokermagig on tongs
It's used to tap the coal tray and the stem of the hookah. It was originally designed to be a certain density so it would make the right two tones used in some prayer rights in the middle and far east. Later on the taper was added to the end after foil was used. Before that there was no foil and no need for a "poker".
Modern hookah and نخزة (the traditional name) are not made to the old traditions.