Hatchet for cutting of hands and feets

Hatchet for cutting of hands and feets

Cutting the hands of a thief is still common nowadays in some Islamic countries. In Europe, it was a daily procedure till the end of the 18th century. Lucky was the thief who only suffered one cut! Another punishment consisted in using a hammer, an anvil and an iron wedge till the hand was beaten to a bloody pulp.

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