PAIN APPARATUS – Fork of the Heretic CS


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Harsh Noise duo featuring Grant Richardson (Gnawed) & Sam Stoxen (Baculum). Crude junk metal abuse.

“The Spanish Inquisition, lasting from 1478 until 1834, existed for a sufficiently long period of time to incrementally perfect the art of torture. Although women were excluded from these practices and doctors were required to be present, the Inquisition nevertheless enjoyed near limitless authority to inflict suffering upon those entrusted to their custody. Centuries before the United States of America would adopt the use of sleep deprivation and enforced standing to entice confessions and acquire intelligence, the Inquisition developed a ruthless mechanism to achieve the same end: the “Heretic’s Fork”, designed to place the victim in a position of sufficient discomfort and suffering in order to induce an eventual confession.

The bi-pronged fork attached to a belt around the victim’s neck. Should the victim fall asleep or allow their head to droop, then the sharp prongs would begin to pierce their throat and neck. Individuals locked into the device would find themselves unable to eat, sleep, or even lie down. Both were commonly inscribed with the Latin phrase “abiruo” – “I recant”: an objective often achieved due to the eventual breaking of the subject’s will.”

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Weight 0.06 kg
Dimensions 11 × 7 × 1.7 cm