I saw on Wikipedia the following
> Split pins are frequently used to secure other fasteners, e.g. [clevis pins](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clevis_pin), as well as being used in combination with [hardboard](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardboard) discs as a traditional joining technique for [teddy bears](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_bear)
I don’t understand how such a small element would help secure other fasteners, say a nut for example. How does it secure it, I mean what value does it exactly add?