This is a real vintage meat hook that was purportedly used in a pork processing facility in Cincinnati. (If you're a vegetarian, then it was a hay bale hook :) )
All the other parts of the lamp are new and UL listed. The cord is a vintage style rayon-covered black twisted cord about 20 feet long. It plugs into any wall socket and has a switch a few feet from the plug for easy on/off without having to unplug. The bulb sockets have a matte finish for a vintage look.
Check out that dark rusty patina and rustic wood handle.
This now lights up an awesome loft space.