i'm not a cbe, just a mother.
i question the usefulness of seeing equipment. it might look friendly, reassuring, alien, shocking, terrifying, depending on the woman.
an amniohook resembles a crochet hook, this i know and could have known from looking. however the proper use of the amniohook, the risks and benefits of AROM, what to do/say when one is offered/insisted upon, these are what will actually assist me in labour.
any labour may go poorly or well. to me there is little point in reassuring women who don't need CEFM with how friendly the straps are or terrifying those who do end up needing forceps with hoe scary the forceps and epis scissors look.
information is what arms women, and just looking at an item can only give very surface, uninformed, emotional responses to the tools involved, and may colour the view of the task in a way which interferes with the labour and birth being as good as they possibly can be (which for some will be a wonderful spiritual journey and for others a skin-of-the-teeth-but-everyone-survived miracle).
so to me i think the instinct to not bother too much with "they look like this" is a good one - it allows the focus to be on potential situations and how to navigate them and in doing so focuses on the more important elements in a good birth - how everyone FEELS and THINKS and DOES and not the very external bit of birth, how it looks.