A Garotte in current terms is an tool used in garotting, a very personal torture and ultimately execution if the perpetrator intends. In General it takes time and foresight to set up and is used to prove thay are in control, Unlike strangulation which is used to kill/silence a victim. In most cases of Homicide involving garotting the neck is usually close to being severed.

A garotte can be simple to make with a with a pen and a piece of thin electrical cable, the most important aspect of the construction is that the cable must not stretch and must have control to apply tension in small amounts.