Thank you. There was a set of heavy duty crowbars at Lidl, I needed one for my garage anyway, so got them. Then I realized the short one is almost identical to HL one, even painted in red. I added gunmetal paint on the tips and weathered the rest a bit.
I was astonished at the number and quality of the Half Life mods, the community is really amazing. Got back into Half Life a year or two ago when it was ported to the Pandora (a pocket sized Linux workstation) and started checking out mods.