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Message started by David Morningstar on May 18th, 2011 at 6:19pm

Title: A few pics from London today
Post by David Morningstar on May 18th, 2011 at 6:19pm

The Lahun sling in the Petrie museum:















And some sling bullets in the British museum:






Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by Wayfarer on May 18th, 2011 at 6:57pm
The Lahun sling looks like it would be a pleasure to use.

Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by Thearos on May 18th, 2011 at 8:05pm
If it matters, the bullet saying "DEXA[I]" is prob. not fourth-century BC, but first century BC. (some have been found in a context which is clearly the siege of Athens, 86 BC)

Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by dork on May 18th, 2011 at 10:58pm
Great pics, Thank you.

Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by Dutchy on May 19th, 2011 at 12:11am
Great pics indeed!

Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by Camo-sling on May 19th, 2011 at 4:01am
Love it, thanks for posting!

Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by jauke.H on May 19th, 2011 at 11:26am
Very nice pictures, I like!

Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by jax on May 19th, 2011 at 12:35pm
Where in London is this?
Oh..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrie_Museum_of_Egyptian_Archaeology

Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by David Morningstar on May 19th, 2011 at 12:58pm

Yep, I was just down for a job interview and the Petrie museum and the British museum are close to Euston station.  I stopped by both to kill a couple of hours.

Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by Timothy Potter on May 19th, 2011 at 4:42pm
Those are very nice pictures, David, thanks for posting them.

Do you have an estimate of the thickness of the cords on the slings?

-Timothy Potter

Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by David Morningstar on May 19th, 2011 at 4:52pm
I would say 5mm and quite square in cross section. What is interesting is that it is very clearly flat woven whereas the one in Manchester and the ones from Tutankhamen's tomb are cup-woven the way you described.  


Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by Timothy Potter on May 19th, 2011 at 5:25pm

David Morningstar wrote on May 19th, 2011 at 4:52pm:
I would say 5mm and quite square in cross section. What is interesting is that it is very clearly flat woven whereas the one in Manchester and the ones from Tutankhamen's tomb are cup-woven the way you described.  


Thanks David!

It has occurred to me, although I haven't taken the time to try it yet, that you could weave that type of flat diamond pouch the same way I weave the Tut pouches, only instead of weaving an hourglass shape you simply weave a diamond. That way you wouldn't have to make a special little diamond peg loom, like the one in the picture. The pouch would be tightened just like a Tut, only it would be a little easier since you wouldn't have to worry about the cup shape.

-Timothy Potter

Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by Dan on May 20th, 2011 at 1:06pm
That's a nice beefy sling, much sturdier than a lot of the other replicas I have seen.

Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by Dilyan Ganev on May 23rd, 2011 at 9:40am
Could someone help me the way the thread is woven around the loom?

Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by paracordslinger on May 23rd, 2011 at 9:24pm
the ancient one was latatvian braid, the repica 6 strand...

Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by peacefuljeffrey on May 23rd, 2011 at 9:44pm
Whoever made those did a really nice job!

I'm struck by how robust they appear to be!

Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by Timothy Potter on May 23rd, 2011 at 10:33pm

Dilyan Ganev wrote on May 23rd, 2011 at 9:40am:
Could someone help me the way the thread is woven around the loom?


The sling and reproduction were discussed in this thread: http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1140984986/0

That's probably the best source of information available online, but, as you can read in that thread, there is an article in the June 1958 Journal of the Arms and Armour Society that describes the reproduction in detail. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a copy of the article anywhere.

-Timothy Potter

Title: Re: A few pics from London today
Post by Dilyan Ganev on May 24th, 2011 at 5:36am
Thank you Timothy Potter :)

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