The 8 Most Painful Torture Devices Of The Middle Ages

From the dreaded rack to the aptly-named head crusher, All That Is Interesting looks at the most grueling and painful torture devices of the Medieval era.

Torture Devices Of The Middle Ages: The Saw

The Saw Torture Devices

Before the saw was given its perfunctory role to slice through wood and thick material, it was used to slice through humans for torture or execution. The victim would be held upside down, allowing the blood to rush to their head, and then the torturer would slowly start slicing them between their legs.

With the blood contained in the head, the victim would remain conscious throughout most of the slicing, often only passing out or dying when the saw hit their mid-section.

The Saw Middle Ages Torture Devices

Medieval Torture Devices: Breast Ripper Or The Spider

Breast Ripper Medieval Torture Devices

For those women who were accused or adultery, abortion or any other crime, they were subjected to the painful torture of the breast ripper or the spider. As the name suggests, the claw-like device, which ended in spikes, was heated and then used to rip off or shred a woman’s breasts. The spider was a variant, attached to a wall instead of clamped onto a woman’s breast by a torturer.

Breast Ripper Torture Devices

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