A chain scourges

A chain scourges

No comment is needed for this device, which seems more a weapon of war than a torture instrument; nevertheless, appearances notwithstanding, more or less similar scourges in great variety – with two, three and even eight chains, sometimes longer, sometimes shorter, or laden with more “stars”, or supplemented by long razor-sharp steel bands were used, and to some extent still are today, for scourging the human body. Obviously a body thus treated is destroyed: unfleshed to the bones, the bones shattered.

Chastity Belt
Heretic’s Fork
Guillotine
Hatchet for cutting of hands and feets
Hanging cages
Branks
Knee splitter
A chain scourges
Iron Maiden
Interrogation chair
Head crusher
Thumbscrews
Spiked punishment collar
Skull splitter
The oral, rectal and vaginal pear