Yokes & fiddles

A Shrew’s fiddle is a variation of a yoke or rigid irons whereby the wrists are locked in front of the bound person by a hinged board or steel bar. The name Shrew’s fiddle derives from the fact that if the device is made from wood it can be shaped to look like a violin. You can find building instructions in our resources

Yokes are bondage devices which hold the captive’s wrists a fixed distance either side of the neck. They are sometimes constructed of wood (similar to the traditional milk-maid’s yoke) but are more readily available in steel – for example as part of Fetters’s range of pre-19th century irons.

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