Its regarding the item CAT5-o’-Nine-Tail whip in Chucks workshop
When investigating this item on my second playthrough I am lead to a Internet page that is only in german, I am semi-ok with german, but did not attempt to translate the page as my german is not that good. Cool that it exist, but does it contain any hints?
I found the item on the website mentioned in the game, and its real, there is a story attached to it, and it seems to only be in german. Does it give any hints to the in-game puzzles or is it perhaps just product placement?
Oh wow, now I get that! I didn´t know that was supposed to be a whip made of LAN cables! I actually really thought that Chuck had an ancient torture device in lying around in his office! Given how vicious that guy is, that didn´t seem too far fetched.
Anyway if you want to save some time, the whip is a red herring that is of no use for advancing in the game.