A specialized implement, used in flagellation, that is used to inflict damage, to draw blood. Most notably used in devices that have multiple tendrils, such as the Cat o Nine Tails, but with knotted ends.
Used in a religious context, a device that where the tendrils were made with heavy knots at the end, usually with weights or sharp edged pieces woven into the end.
Used in religious self flagellation, and is still in use by some ultra orthodox sects.
Not for NOVICE USE. (in a sexual connotation)
For those who are into extreme pain, these devices can cause serious damage, if improperly used or administered.
Many have weights, some with sharp edges embedded, to deliberately draw blood.