Basically a cylindrical piece of steel. Steel Rod's have many wonderful uses. Can be used as simple set prop, whereby you place it leaning against a wall, or can be used more appropriately as a form of beaver crowd control, whereby constant hard hits to the head of a pananian marsh beaver (beaverus ignoramus) will result in the suppression of all unwanted acts by the creature. Excess striking will result in brain damage or possible death.
"Hey, place that steel rod against that wall, we need to make this set look authentic!"
"A beaver was in my garden last night, so i used a steel rod on its head. Now its dead."