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Crocodile Shears (Torture)


The crocodile shears had a very specific purpose: To mutilate those who attempted to assassinate the king.

The interior design closely resembles a tube containing numerous spikes on both ends. Although it was sometimes used to mutilate the fingers, its most common purpose was to mutilate a man's penis.

This torture method was frequently also a way to execute victims, as the arterial damage that ensued from the torture provoked death very frequently.

There are few records of the crocodile shears actually being employed.


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