The Teacher’s Tawse
This three-fingered tawse measures 21 inches long by 1.5 inches wide, similar to a Glasgow or Lochgelly Tawse. It’s made from thick (5.5mm) leather and has a unique handle, to make it extra special and comfortable for the spanker. The smooth edges ensure minimal damage to the recipient, whilst inflicting the most pain. Available in two colours – Old Black or Rich Dark Tobacco Brown.
“Scottish Public Schools used the tawse to punish pupils of either sex on the palm of the outstretched hand. Pupils were usually instructed to hold out one hand, palm uppermost, supported by the other hand below, which made it difficult to move the hand away during the infliction of the strokes. It also ensured that the full force of each stroke was taken by the hand being strapped. The punishment was usually inflicted by the class teacher in front of the class, to act as a deterrent to others; sometimes by a designated teacher, such as the Deputy Headmaster, to whom the pupil was sent.”
All our implements are made from our thick Oak Bark Tanned Harness Leather and in a choice of Rich Tobacco Brown or Black. They are hand-crafted from beginning to end, made with care and attention for the perfect piece. It is bevelled and burnished to a glass-smooth finish, with a saddlers crease around the edge. Not only amazing to use and feel, but beautiful to the eye too.
Although we try to select the perfect piece of leather for our implements, sometimes the leather does have slight blemishes and grain. Also, because this is a natural material, colour may vary slightly from hide to hide. This however, we feel is what adds to its individual natural character.
ATTENTION: All our products require professional use to prevent unwanted injury. The London Tanners are not liable for any injury.
Nick, The London Tanners
Old Black, Tobacco Brown