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infernal device


 

Ear Chopper

 

Used as an efficient way to cut the ears from the victim. The helmet was placed on the head; the ears sticking out just under the blades. All it took was a quick chop and the ears would be amputated.

 

Possibly also used as a torture device - just the idea that the ears would be removed may have been enough to make the victim confirm any of the torturer's suspicions.

Trivia & Comment

This device is only featured in one reference and in a fleeting paragraph - it could be considered something of an apocryphal device and its existence is up for debate, although it makes for a great story.