By Savannah Cox on September 30, 2011 in Art, Curiosities, Europe, History, Medieval history, Photography, and Torture
#1 orture Devices Of The Middle Ages: The Saw
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.