Cat whip

Cat whip is the "heiress" of the sea rope cats and special executioner's with hard ends of hard leather, which could leave bloody tracks. Today it is a multi-tailed braided leather whip.

Design of cat whips. A cat has three to nine tails, but they can have even more. Stiff handle. The length of the handle is 20-50 cm, the length of the tails is 40-80 cm. Of course, the modern cat does not have hard ends for scratches. There are cats with a round and flat netting. Flattened (pigtail) cats are softer, but can leave stronger traces due to their ribbing. The rounded ones are stiffer and heavier. The type of fastening to the handle is also important:  tails can come out of the hardest grip or its flexible continuation. There are also options with a moving section of the transition (for example, a ring). The ends of the tails also have significance: they can end with a soft bunch or a more rigid slap. There are also cat whips with nodes along the entire length of the tail. Finally, the diameter and length of the tails determine the impact force.

Cat whip in the action. This device is quite versatile: on the one hand, it is a more serious weapon than a flogger, and on the other - does not require such skill as long-lengths. The cat whip, when struck, acts mainly in depth, since the implement is heavy, and covers a large enough area of the body. But its surface effect is very strong. Depending on the structure, the cat whip can be used for various hits, including broaches - for which it was historically designed. Usually people work with this device, over the already warmed body. Paired cats are popular too, they are designed to work with two hands, as paired floggers.