Different types of whips and paddles.
Cat o' nine tails
The cat o' nine tails, commonly shortened to the cat, is a type of multi-tailed whip that originated as an implement for severe physical punishment, notably in the Royal Navy and Army of the United Kingdom, and also as a judicial punishment in Britain and some other countries.Fetish Fantasy Series Cat O'Nine Tails
The term first appears in 1695, although the design is much older. It was probably so called in reference to its "claws", which inflict parallel wounds. There are equivalent terms in many languages, usually strictly translating, and also some analogous terms referring to a similar instrument's number of tails (cord or leather), such as the Dutch zevenstaart (seven tail[s]), negenstaart (nine tail[s]) or the Spanish gato de nueve colas.
The cat is made up of nine knotted thongs of cotton cord, about 2 1⁄2 feet or 76 cm long, designed to lacerate the skin and cause intense pain.
It traditionally has nine thongs as a result of the manner in which rope is plaited. Thinner rope is made from three strands of yarn plaited together, and thicker rope from three strands of thinner rope plaited together. To make a cat o' nine tails, a rope is unravelled into three small ropes, each of which is unravelled again.
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Riding crops tend to be 1 to 2 feet long and comprised of a flexible core such as hollow plastic or willow and then wrapped with leather or similar material. The end or "popper" is a thick flattened piece of natural or man-made leather.Lover's Super Strap - Lover's Riding Crop
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Flogger - A flogger can be long or short. Usually comes in leather however there have been ones I have seen made from rope as well. The flogger usually looks like a Cat O' Nine Tails however a little less frightening. The small floggers are wonderful for pleasant pain. The leather straps are not long enough to get enough wind to truly hurt or break the skin. Mostly the small floggers are good for small amounts of stingy pain and pleasure over more intimate parts. The larger and longer floggers however can be used for punishment. The pain is short and stinging which allows for long punishment sessions or pleasurable nights. The flogger is easy to control and can be used by most Dominants with a small amount of practice.20 Tail Suede Flogger
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Rigged paddle modified to make a loud sound.
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Fetish Fantasy Series Pink Luv PaddleA spanking paddle is an implement used to strike a person on the buttocks. The act of striking a person with a paddle is known as "paddling". A paddling may be for punishment (normally of a student at school), or as an initiation or hazing ritual, or for erotic purposes.A paddle has two parts: a handle and a blade. Most paddles are designed to be held with one hand, but a larger paddle may be designed to be held with two hands. The blade is typically 3 to 4 inches (100 mm) wide, 1/2 inch thick, and 1 to 3 feet (0.91 m) in length.
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Wicker and rattan are good, as are ones made of birch and yew. Rattan usually comes with a finish of either a water-based polyurethane or raw linseed oil. One can also obtain rattan canes without a finish that do well if they are kept moist or soaked in salt water, but the finishing really helps these last much longer. Birch ones are very flexible and are often classified more as "switches" than as canes, and sting very well.Rattan Cane With Suede Handle
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