This reproduction of a 1st century Roman flagrum is based on the sketches of experts who have studies both the Shroud of Turin as well as historic artifacts from the Roman Empire. The wooden handle measures about 8" long, while the leather thongs are of varying lengths (11", 12", 13"). The multiple lengths of the thongs were designed to prevent the balls from striking each other, thereby causing more damage to the victim. The overall length of the flagrum is about 24".
Note: This is a historic replica and not designed to hold up to the abuse of a real whip.