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A scold's bridle (also brank), was an instrument of punishment used primarily on women, as a form of torture and public humiliation. The device was an iron muzzle in an iron framework that enclosed the head. Most of the condemned persons stood in the pillory with a notice on his/her neck, explaining the committed offense. So could any citizen who was passing at the pillory, mock the person with impunity. Or the offender´s head was locked into the mask and he/she had to wear it for several days.
Most of these masks were made of metal and had the look of an animal head with specific characteristics for the offense committed. Our Scold's bridle shows a simpleton-face with a long nose (symbol of the hypocrisy). Other masks had e.g. big ears - for those listening/interested in affairs of other people inappropriately. Or a protruding tongue for too talkative people.
Made in Czech Republic.
The scabbards are made exactly to the size of the blade. Please select a scabbard you like. If you´re not sure, whether it is a suitable one, contact us with your order number and we will recommend you a suitable style. If you have already received the sword, we will ask you after receiving your order to submit several measurements of the sword blade. If we still have not dispatched the sword, we will take measurements of the blade ourselves and have the scabbard made for you in correct size.