( Care – leather, light wipe over with damp cloth keep lightly creamed, English Conolly products are the best available, but at a cost. Do not use anything with silicone in it. Keep in a dry place. )
The martinet is a French implement, styled after the cat of nine tails. The tails are much lighter, generally leather shoe laces. Martinets were to France as the cane is to England or the hairbrush to America. Martinets were found in many, if not most, French homes with school goers.
These implements, when used in a moderate fashion, produce pink to light red lines. The force of the blow is accentuated by the pivoting motion of the tails from the end of the handle.