A couple of weeks ago, I did a post about the tawse, utilizing some vintage photos. At the time, I promised more, including some photos borrowed from Ash and Alder’s site.
Their tawse is pictured just above.
This is some more of Alder’s toy collection, including Ash’s bottom.
I just noticed he has a wooden paddle similar to the one I have. I’m betting she hates his as much as my girls hate mine. There is just something about wood …
Here is my collection of tawses, although, technically, only one of them is a true tawse. That’s the one on top (naturally), which is a genuine London Tanners Lochgelly tawse. It, too, has achieved a measure of notoriety amongst my female acquaintances for its sharp bite on bare skin.
The one in the middle is by Cane-Iacs and is called an Angel Maker. From my experience, that effect is purely transitory, if it happens at all.
As you can see, it is a double-thick double dose of ouch, quite handy for both over-the-lap and bent-over applications. Its shorter length and double thickness minimizes lapping, as well, although it is more deep burn than surface sting, as would be experienced with the thinner Lochgelly tawse, also known to schoolchildren as the belt.
The other implement is actually a bit of Perri’s Leather horse tack, probably a piece in an adjustable halter that I bought from a vendor at a Shadow Lane party. Still, it does serve a useful, over-the-lap disciplinary purpose, and I have been assured that it stings like the very Dobbins, er, Dickens when well laid on.
The anonymous bottom pictured above has just had a dose of the Lochgelly tawse. Note the whitish striations to the far right cheek, as well as the less obvious striping amidst the overall redness closer to the cleft on both sides.
And, although I love her dearly, she deserved every stinging stroke and then some. The very idea!
That is all.