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A Cat o' Nine Tails was used to administer punishment in the Royal Navy

and was used by many a ship's Captain to maintain order and discipline the crew.  They were made of rope and were 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 feet long with a rope handle and 9 thongs and could have blood knots tied in the end of each thong.  There was no set way  to make a Cat o' Nine Tails.  They could be made Brutally efficient, especially if soaked in saltwater before use, or tied Mercifully in-efficient.  It is said they were deep sixed after use. Some Cat's had Whale-Bone or Wooden handles that had 9 thongs lashed on which made it easy to change them when needed.

I now offer Cat o' Nine Tails that are made with Natural Hemp that has not been Tarred with Stockholm Tar.  I call them Blonde Cat's as opposed to Tarred Cat's which are dark brown in color.

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 #4    Baltic Sea Cat o' Nine Tails
#3 Atlantic Sea Cat o' Nine Tails
A customer review from Hollywood

I received the Cat today in the mail.  The Photo that you have on your site barely does this implement any justice at all. This is the most beautiful Cat o' Nine Tails that I have ever seen.  I normally hand in a receipt for props. They then demand that  I surrender all that I have purchased with their money at the end of the job.  All the props then just sit in a warehouse never to be seen again.  I am not handing in the receipt and I am paying for this item myself,  just so I can keep it.  It's going on my wall with my collection.  It is so beautifully crafted.  I suggest that you charge more for this item in the future and consider larger photo's on your site. Thanks for getting this to me on time.... Cheers..........John

A Blonde Cat o' Nine Tails
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Braided Thongs
A Wood Handled Cat o' Nine Tails
Also Known as a Roman Scourge
Blood Knots
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9 Strand Sinnet Knot and a Matthew Walker Knot
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Tasmanian Cat  Handle with a 9 Strand Sinnet Knot, a Matthew Walker Knot ,a 3 Lead x 16 Bight Turk's Head Grip, and a Doubled Wall and Crown
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A Flagellant  Scourge Whip also Known as a Cuerda
Flagellant Scourge Whip done with Tarred Hemp

Used by Religous Penitents

Blonde Hemp Total length with hand strap is 30"


           These are #3 Atlantic Cat's which are Blonde Natural Hemp.  They are softer in the hand and are more flexible as opposed to the Dark tarred Cat's which are much stiffer

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