This is one of the items from my Ukrainian package. It’s called a straight key, CW key, or Morse code key.
It’s been about 40 years since I regularly used the code. It’s time to get back in shape for those special communications. 😉
I’m sending real code in the video, but it’s sloppy because of lack of practice for so many decades.
Vintage Soviet military telegraph key. The material of the platform is Bakelite (Russian carbolite), the mechanism is steel. Used in the past in the radio bureau of the USSR Ministry of Defense.