Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

The history of torture records many devices that worked on the principle of the anthropomorphic container with two doors, fitted with spikes on the inside that pierced the victim upon the doors being shut. The most famous example is the so-called “Iron Maiden” of Nuremberg, destroyed in the air raids of 1944. Probably the spikes of that time were movable among various sockets drilled into different places on the inside, according to the needs of the sentence.

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