SERIOUS FEMININE DERANGEMENT (woodburner) wrote in little_details,
SERIOUS FEMININE DERANGEMENT
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What does it feel like to get cut with a hot knife?

Quick!

Does anyone know just what it feels like to get cut with a scalding hot knife? I've got this scene where a boy is having designs cut into his skin in a ritual, and the knife is heated in a fire to cauterize the wounds so they'll scar properly. Obviously, "pain" is occuring, but I can't quite imagine the sensation beyond that, and I'm not about to try and find out from personal experience. ^^;;

Edit: Also, now that I think about it, what kind of heat does it take to cauterize a wound? I was thinking of the knife being heated in a urn holding a fire, quite a bit smaller than the flame from a fireplace, but it occurs to me that might not get hot enough? I don't know much about these things...
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