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chain foot cuffs

Battle Merchant
040140000
33.98 €
Would you like to experience the thrill of immersing yourself in history and living epic adventures? With our chained foot cuffs, you can recreate scenes from bygone eras and immerse yourself in the magic of LARP. These handcuffs have been forged from high quality steel, ensuring their strength and durability. Its authentic and realistic design will allow...
medieval shackles
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medieval shackles

Epic Armoury
009950000
23.97 €
Would you like to revive the spirit of medieval times? Then these medieval steel shackles are just right for you! Manufactured by Epic Armoury, a renowned brand specializing in high quality products, these shackles will transport you directly to a time full of adventures and knights. Made of strong steel, these shackles are durable and ensure an authentic...
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medieval handcuffs with padlock

Battle Merchant
028620000
19.98 €
Would you like to experience the excitement and intrigue of medieval dungeons? Are you looking for an authentic way to immerse yourself in the medieval world? We have just what you need! We present our Medieval Handcuffs with Padlock, a high quality product that will transport you directly to medieval times. These handcuffs are made of heavy-duty steel...
Rustic steel padlock Rustic steel padlock 2
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Rustic steel padlock

Battle Merchant
040270000
57.73 €
Discover the authentic charm of the rustic with our steel padlock. This lock is not only functional, but it is also a unique piece of decoration that will add a touch of elegance to any space. This padlock comes with a set of two keys, so you always have a spare. In addition, it has a small brass plate that serves to cover the lock, giving it an even more...
medieval heart padlock
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medieval heart padlock

Battle Merchant
040320000
19.98 €
Battle Merchant's Medieval Heart Padlock is the perfect complement for your medieval recreations, LARP games and Escape Rooms. Its steel-forged heart shape gives it an authentic and unique look that will instantly transport you to bygone eras. With a height of 12 cm, this padlock is ideal for securing your belongings safely and reliably. Its strong steel...
medieval dungeon padlock
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medieval dungeon padlock

Battle Merchant
040390000
16.98 €
Are you looking for a unique and authentic lock for your medieval re-enactments, LARP games or themed escape rooms? Do not look any further! We present you the Battle Merchant Medieval Dungeon Padlock. This padlock is forged from high-quality steel, ensuring its strength and durability. Its carefully crafted design will transport you straight back to...
medieval torture necklace
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medieval torture necklace

Ulfberth
106310000
30.58 €
Discover the terrifying and fascinating medieval world with our hand forged medieval torture necklace. This impressive model is an exact replica of the one that can be found in the torture chamber of the Lübecker Holstentor museum, making it a unique and authentic piece. The necklace has an inner diameter of approximately 19 cm, which guarantees maximum...
Medieval leg shackles, iron
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Medieval leg shackles, iron

Windlass Steel Crafts
144720000
28.90 €
Discover the authentic medieval shackles for legs made of iron from the renowned brand Windlass Steel Crafts. These shackles are not only a faithful replica of those used in medieval times, but they have also been made by hand with high quality materials. Imagine being able to immerse yourself in history and experience for yourself what living conditions...
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Medieval padlock with keys. Recreations, LARP or Escape Room

Battle Merchant
040310000
9.98 €
Are you passionate about the medieval world? Do you like to go into epic adventures where knights and castles are protagonists? If so, our medieval padlock with keys is the perfect complement for you. This small padlock, with a height of 5.5 cms. and a width of 3.5 cm., It is made of high quality steel, which guarantees its resistance and durability. Can...
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medieval padlock

Epic Armoury
026860000
23.97 €
Are you looking for a lock that combines style and security? Look no further, because we have the perfect medieval padlock for you. Constructed from high quality mild steel, this padlock gives you peace of mind knowing your belongings will be securely protected. Epic Armoury's Medieval Padlock is a unique piece that not only fulfills its primary function...
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Ball and chain shackle

Battle Merchant
028610000
57.73 €
Are you looking for an authentic and eye-catching accessory for your costumes, themed events or theatrical performances? Look no further because I have the perfect item for you: the Battle Merchant Ball and Chain Shackle. This impressive shackle is made of resistant steel with antique finishes, which gives it a rustic and stylish look. Its approximate...
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medieval padlock

Battle Merchant
039450000
19.98 €
Have you ever dreamed of traveling back in time and living in medieval times? Now you can make it happen with the Battle Merchant Medieval Padlock. This padlock not only offers you maximum security to protect your belongings, but is also a true piece of art that will transport you to a time of knights and castles. Made of strong steel, this medieval...
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medieval rustic padlock

Battle Merchant
040280000
19.53 €
Are you looking for a lock with style and personality? We have the perfect solution for you: the medieval rustic padlock from the Battle Merchant brand. This padlock is made of high-quality steel and comes with a set of two keys. Are you passionate about history and historical re-enactments? This padlock is ideal for you. With its medieval-inspired...
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medieval torture handcuffs

Ulfberth
106320000
38.23 €
Discover the authentic medieval torture handcuffs, hand forged in steel by the German manufacturer Ulfberth. We present you a unique piece, based on the original design found in the torture chamber of the medieval Holstentor museum in the old town of Lübeck, in northern Germany. These handcuffs are made from three parts of flat steel, hand forged with...
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Medieval Dungeon Key Set

Windlass Steel Crafts
144730000
10.11 € 13.30 €
Discover the Medieval Dungeon Key Set! This amazing game will transport you to a world of fantasy and adventure. Consisting of 5 keys in various styles ranging from 5cm to 15cm in length, perfect for opening mysterious doors and unlocking secrets hidden in the darkest corners of the dungeon. The set also features a large 9cm steel ring, specially designed...
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Medieval iron shackles

Windlass Steel Crafts
152360000
35.70 €
Do you want to experience the thrill of living in medieval times? With Windlass Steel Crafts Medieval Iron Shackles, you can immerse yourself in that fascinating era and feel transported back in time. Made of high-quality iron, these shackles have a simple yet effective design that ensures no one can escape once you lock them with a padlock (not...
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old padlock medieval dungeon

Lord of Battles
197880000
15.69 €
Are you passionate about medieval history? Would you like to have an authentic period object that honors your love for that fascinating era? Then, you cannot miss the opportunity to acquire the Ancient Medieval Dungeon Padlock with Functional Keys from the Lord of Battles brand. This padlock has been HAND FORGED from strong IRON to achieve that authentic...
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Ancient shackles for medieval bandits

Lord of Battles
197890000
23.96 €
If you are looking for high quality and authentic shackles to complement your collection of medieval items, look no further. We present the Ancient Shackles for Medieval Bandits from the prestigious Lord of Battles brand. What sets these shackles apart from any other replica on the market is the HAND FORGED IRON from which they are made. This meticulous...
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Hand-forged Pirate Chest Padlock

Lord of Battles
197900000
14.87 €
Hand-forged Pirate Chest Padlock with functional keys. It is HAND FORGED from strong IRON for that pirate look. A set of two keys is provided with this padlock, attached to a chain mail key ring. It can also adapt to your contemporary settings. It can be used for doors, chests, trunks, etc. Its overall dimensions are (10 X 8) cm. Brand: Lord of Battles...
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Medieval wrought iron padlock, with keys

Lord of Battles
201340000
14.04 €
The medieval wrought iron padlock, with keys, is the perfect complement for all lovers of medieval times. This padlock has been carefully HAND FORGED from strong IRON to give it that authentic and robust look that we are looking for. With the purchase of this lock, you will receive a set of two keys, both of which are attached to a chainmail keyring,...
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Square medieval padlock with keys, wrought iron

Lord of Battles
201350000
15.69 €
We present the square medieval padlock with keys from the renowned Lord of Battles brand. This padlock has been meticulously HAND FORGED from heavy duty iron, giving it exceptional durability and sturdiness. A set of two keys is also provided with this padlock, which are attached to an intricate chainmail key ring, giving it an authentically medieval...
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Forged shackles for prisoners medieval dungeons

Lord of Battles
203130000
33.05 €
Are you looking for an authentic product that will transport you to medieval times? Medieval Dungeon Prisoner Forged Shackles are just what you need. Designed to be used on feet or arms, these shackles will give you a unique experience. The shackles are made of the highest quality wrought iron, ensuring their strength and durability. Thanks to its...
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Medieval iron padlock with paired keys

Lord of Battles
210600000
15.69 €
The Medieval Iron Padlock with Paired Keys is a true gem for history buffs. Hand forged from strong iron, this padlock has a rugged, authentic look that will transport your thoughts back to medieval times. With this lock, you are provided with a set of two keys, attached to a sturdy chainmail keyring, making it even more special and authentic. But this...
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Hand Forged Iron Padlock for Dungeon

Lord of Battles
210620000
21.48 €
Protect your treasures with this hand-forged iron dungeon padlock. This lock is HAND FORGED from strong IRON for that authentic medieval look. Don't settle for cheap imitations, this premium quality padlock ensures maximum security for your most valuable possessions. Included with this lock you will receive a set of two keys that are attached to a stylish...
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Medieval shackles in chromed steel with key

Mythrojan
215340000
18.97 €
Do you want to plunge into medieval times and experience the authenticity of those times? Then these medieval shackles in chromed steel with key are perfect for you. Mythrojan, a renowned American manufacturer of historical and fantastic clothing and accessories, has created these shackles with a design faithful to those used in the Middle Ages. Although...
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Medieval handcuffs in black steel

Battle Merchant
224590000
19.98 €
Looking for fully functional medieval handcuffs for your historical weaponry collection? You're in luck! These hand-forged handcuffs are an authentic reproduction of those used in the Middle Ages. Fully functional and adjustable in size, they are made of steel and fit wrists of different sizes. They even come with a key for easy opening and closing.These...
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Hand forged medieval handcuffs, for LARP and CosPlay

House of Warfare
231970000
28.92 €
Do you want to give your cosplay or LARP a touch of medieval authenticity? Then these hand-forged medieval handcuffs are the perfect accessory for you. With their authentic design and handcrafting, these handcuffs are a faithful replica of those used in medieval times. These handcuffs are perfect for those who want to experience the authenticity of...
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Set 5 keys with keychain of medieval dungeons

Lord of Battles
245710000
20.65 €
Immerse yourself in the magic of the medieval dungeons with our impressive set of 5 keys together with a key ring! Imagine being the master of the dungeons or the elven jailer of the forest realm, and carrying around this fascinating bunch of brass keys. Enhance your outfit to the fullest! Unlike their flimsy imitations, these keys are CRAFTED TO...
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Medieval wrought iron padlock (11x4 cm.)

Ulfberth
261500000
21.23 €
Secure your treasures with our ULFBERTH® Medieval Wrought Iron Padlock! Faithfully crafted to authentic images of medieval locks, this rustic and fully functional padlock will immerse you in the essence of history. Details that make the difference: Height: approx. 11cm Length with key: approx. 14cm Length without key: approx. 10cm Shackle thickness:...
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Medieval padlocks and handcuffs or shackles are security devices that have played an important role in human history. Often associated with torture and punishment, these instruments are fascinating examples of how society has used technology to maintain control. In this article, we will explore the history and use of medieval padlocks and handcuffs, focusing on their impact in the Netherlands and other regions of northern Europe.

Origins and Design

Medieval shackles have their roots in the Middle Ages, when they were developed as restraint and torture devices. They consist of a steel collar that is placed around an individual's neck and wrists and secured with a padlock. These devices were designed to keep the prisoner immobilized, often tied to a wall or tree by a short chain.

The steel collar could vary in size and shape, but its main function was to ensure that the tortured person could not escape. As steel manufacturing technology evolved, shackles became more sophisticated and effective in their purpose.

Use in Torture

Medieval shackles were widely used as instruments of torture in the Netherlands and other parts of northern Europe during the Middle Ages. These devices were used for both ecclesiastical and civil criminals, and their most common use was in the pillory, where the prisoner was publicly exposed as punishment.

Despite their sinister purpose, medieval shackles are testaments to a time when justice and security were ruthlessly enforced. Although shackling torture declined over time, some cases were documented as early as the early 20th century in Scotland, demonstrating its persistence throughout history.

Frequent questions

  • What was the main purpose of medieval shackles?
    Medieval shackles were designed primarily to keep prisoners immobilized, both as a safety measure and as an instrument of torture.
  • In which regions of Europe were medieval shackles most frequently used?
    Medieval shackles were especially used in the Netherlands and other parts of northern Europe during the Middle Ages.
  • When did shackling torture stop being used?
    Although shackling torture declined over time, cases were documented as early as the early 20th century in Scotland. However, its use became increasingly rare over time.
  • How have shackles evolved over time in terms of design?
    With the evolution of steel manufacturing technology, shackles became more sophisticated and effective in their function of keeping prisoners immobilized.
  • Are there famous examples of people who were subjected to torture with shackles?
    Yes, there are historical records of many notable people who were subjected to shackled torture, although these cases are often dark and painful episodes in history.
  • What is the modern perception of medieval shackles?
    Today, medieval shackles are seen as symbols of a dark and brutal past, reminding us of the importance of evolving justice and human rights.

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